Odontocete

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Odontocete (Zoöl) A subdivision of Cetacea, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.; the toothed whales.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • odontocete Toothed, as a cetacean; having teeth instead of baleen: opposed to mysticete.
    • n odontocete An odontocete cetacean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Odontocete toothed, as a cetacean
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. 'odoy`s 'odo`ntos, a tooth + kh^tos a whale
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. odous, odontos, a tooth.

Usage

In literature:

We shall deal here only with a few genera of fossil Odontocetes which depart in their structure from existing forms.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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