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  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Laurasiatheria — the whales, porpoises and dolphins.

Etymologies

Latin cetus ("whale, porpoise, dolphin"), from Ancient Greek κῆτος (ketos, "sea-monster or huge fish"). (Wiktionary)

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