toothed whale

noun \ ˈtütht- , ˈtü-thəd- \
Updated on: 3 Jan 2018

Definition of toothed whale

: any of a suborder (Odontoceti) of cetaceans (such as a dolphin, porpoise, or killer whale) bearing usually numerous simple conical teeth — compare baleen whale

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1843


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