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- n. Any member of the cetacean suborder Odontoceti of toothed whales.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A subdivision of Cetacea, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.; the toothed whales.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Toothed, as a cetacean; having teeth instead of baleen: opposed to mysticete.
- n. An odontocete cetacean.
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It is likely, they conclude, that the ability to produce double pulses is shared by other whales in the same sub-order known as odontocete cetaceans - whales with teeth - such as killer, pilot and sperm whales.
Andrewsiphius had previously been regarded as an odontocete on the basis of its elongate and compressed lower jaw (Sahni & Mishra 1975).
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