• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cetacean of or relating to whales and dolphins etc
    • n cetacean large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cetacean (Zoöl) One of the Cetacea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cetacean Pertaining to the whale, or to the Cetacea.
    • n cetacean An animal of the order Cete; a whale, or one of the whale kind.
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In literature:

I have said that Captain Farragut had carefully provided his ship with every apparatus for catching the gigantic cetacean.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
He differs from that great cetacean, though, in a most important particular; i.e.
"The Cruise of the Cachalot" by Frank T. Bullen
The crew of the frigate and the various scientists on board were all eagerness to meet the great cetacean, or sea-unicorn.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
It inhabits fresh waters or shoal waters, and is not so exclusively aquatic as the oceanic Cetaceans.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI." by Various
Cetaceans in the Amazon, 299.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The sperm or cachalot whale is a dangerous and bold fighter and is perhaps the most interesting of all cetaceans.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
In his agony, the great cetacean, instead of sounding, threw himself blindly toward the boat.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The enormous cetacean disappeared and reappeared as the waves rose and fell, showing its black back like a rock in open sea.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
A common name applied by sailors to many different species of cetaceans.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
One must harpoon him like a cetacean with questions to make him talk at all.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
Priscodelphinus, cetacean, of chalk, 145.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
From there, they will be made available to scientists actively studying the cetaceans of a given species or geographical area.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
The sport, or, more properly speaking, the trade, of harpooning this river cetacean, is followed by most of the Amazonian Indians.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
But a grampus is a cetacean, and that is the family to which whales belong.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
Unique specimens of other cetaceans are also recorded.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
The number of phalanges is two for the thumb and three for each of the other digits; except in the cetaceans, in which they are more numerous.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Rudimentary nails have been found upon the Cetacean hand; but in no case are they functionally developed.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
By nature, this cetacean prefers a cold climate to a warm one.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In news:

Naming contest held for cetacean YouTube star.
Cetacean was entangled off Orange County.
The Blainville is one of the oddest looking of all cetaceans, with the males having two huge teeth erupting from bulges in the lower jaw.
Cetacean feces can show what the animals eat—crucial information for protecting their habitat—but it disperses quickly in the ocean.
Samples may reveal which bacteria lurk in seemingly healthy cetaceans.
Belugas , or white whales, are also among the first cetaceans to have been brought into captivity -- in part because of their striking white appearance and engaging personalities but also because keepers say they're quick to adapt and train.
"It would be absolutely valid to frame in terms of the captive versus wild mortality rates," said Lori Marino, an Emory University neurobiologist who specializes in cetaceans and primates and is a prominent critic of cetacean captivity .
Most cetacean fins have ample cross-current circulation, so it is thought that this type of disruption would not result in a complet...
An unpredictable haven for cetaceans, as well as hundreds of thousands of birds, Quebec 's St Lawrence River is an eco-traveler's dream.
How might underwater sound waves drive cetaceans ashore.
Spontaneous human speech mimicry by a cetacean.
In the Iraq war, highly trained cetaceans helped US forces clear mines in Umm Qasr's harbor.
According to a Kyodo News story, a fleet of whaling ships recently left Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to conduct a scientific research program on whales in the Antarctic for the Tokyo-based Institute of Cetacean Research.