Baleen

A strong plate of keratin, frayed on one edge, in the mouth of a baleen whale to strain water through.
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Baleen

Ba·leen' (bȧ*lēn') noun [ French baleine whale and whalebone, Latin balaena a whale; confer Greek fa`laina .] (Zoology & Com.) Plates or blades of 'whalebone,' from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales ( Balænoidea...
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baleen

<zoology> Plates or blades of 'whalebone,' from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balaenoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth. ... Origin: F. Baleine whale and whalibone, L. Balaena a whale; cf. Gr. ... Source: Web...
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Baleen

• (n.) Plates or blades of `whalebone,` from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balaenoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth.
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baleen

baleen: see whale.
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Baleen

Baleen is whale-bone in the rough or natural state.
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baleen

(L: balaena whale) baleen whale bone. Baleen whale any of various whales of the suborder Mysticeti, having plates of baleen, fringed with bristles for straining plankton from the water. See enviro/mammals/classification
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baleen

plates of keratin (the same material that makes up fingernails) found on the upper jaws of gray whales; used for filter-feeding and trapping amphipods and other tiny foods
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Baleen

Baleen is a filter-feeder system inside the mouths of baleen whales. The baleen system works when a whale opens its mouth underwater and the whale takes in water. The whale then pushes the water out, and animals such as krill are filtered by the baleen and remain as food source for the whale. Baleen is similar to bristles and is made of keratin, t...
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Baleen

In certain whales, the fibrous plates in parallel rows on either side of the upper jaw.
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Baleen

A hard yet flexible substance made of keratin (the same material as hair, horns, scales and fingernails) that occurs in a series of comb-like plates suspended from the upper jaws of some whale species which filters and traps prey inside the mouth.
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Baleen

Long, flat plates made of fingernail-like material called keratin that hang from a baleen whale's mouth in place of teeth.
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Baleen

Baleen is what gives baleen whales their name. Baleen is made up of keratin, the same material as your hair and fingernails. Baleen hangs from the roof of their mouths and filters and acts as a sieve to sieve out the tiny animals that whales eat. Baleen is made up of 200 to 600 single “plates” which overlap a little to keep the prey trapped ins...
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Baleen

A substance made of a protein called keratin that forms “plates” in the mouths of some whales; used to strain their food. Also known as whalebone.
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baleen

Fibrous plates growing from the roof of some species of whale that is used to filter food from the water. Also, the type of whale that feeds in this manner, including gray and humpback whales. The other major type of whale is toothed, including orcas.
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