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Meaning of whitetip shark

white'tip shark'

Pronunciation: (hwīt'tip", wīt'-), [key]
  1. Also calleda smooth dogfish, Triaenodon obseus, having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins and occurring inshore among the reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.
  2. Also calleda large, predominantly tropical deepwater shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, inhabiting Atlantic and Pacific waters: considered to be the most dangerous of all sharks.
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