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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

  • 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).

    Archive 2006-02-01


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  • A toothed cetacean.

    November 10, 2007