Cetacea

†Archaeoceti The order Cetacea ə includes the marine mammals commonly known as whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Cetus is Latin and is used in biological names to mean `whale`. Its original meaning, `large sea animal`, was more general. It comes from Ancient Greek κῆτος (kētos), meaning `whale` or `any huge fish or sea monster`. I...
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Cetacea

order Cetacea noun an order of Eutheria
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Cetacea

Ce·ta'ce·a noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin cetus whale, Greek ....] (Zoology) An order of marine mammals, including the whales. Like ordinary mammals they breathe by means of lungs, and bring forth living young which they suckle for some time. The anterior limbs are changed to ...
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cetacea

An order of wholly aquatic mammals occurring in all the oceans and adjoining seas of the world, as well as in certain river systems. Some cetaceans are the only animals other than elephants that have a brain larger than man's. most have eyes well adapted to underwater vision and can also see well above water. They produce numerous underwater sounds...
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Cetacea

Cetacea is an order of marine animals, surpassing in size all others in existence. They are true mammals, since they suckle their young, have warm blood, and respire by means of lungs, for which purpose they come to the surface of the water to take in fresh supplies of air.
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Cetacea

Cetacea Whales, dolphins, porpoises; order of marine mammals comprising two extant suborders, Odentoceta (toothed whales) and Mysticeta (baleen whales); body fusiform, forelimbs modified as flippers, hindlimbs absent, tail bearing lateral flukes; nares dorsal; eyes small, pinnae absent; skin essentially hairless with thick layer of subcutaneous fat...
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Cetacea

Order of marine mammals including whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
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Cetacea

The large order of animals that includes all whales and dolphins.
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Cetacea

The order of marine mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises.
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Cetacea

[n] - an order of Eutheria
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