Odontocete
Odontocete O*don`to*ce"te ([-o]*d[o^]n`t[-o]*s[=e]"t[-e]), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth + kh^tos a whale.] (Zo["o]l.) A subdivision of Cetacea, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.; the toothed whales. [1913 Webster]

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  • odontocète — ● odontocète nom masculin Cétacé ayant des dents, par opposition aux cétacés pourvus de fanons, ou mysticètes. (Les odontocètes forment un sous ordre.) ● odontocète (synonymes) nom masculin Cétacé ayant des dents, par opposition aux cétacés… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • odontocete — ODONTOCÉTE s.n.pl. (zool.) Grup de cetacee cu dinţi, reprezentate prin delfini şi caşaloţi. [< it. odontaceti, cf. gr. odous – dinte, ketos – cetaceu]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 15.04.2008. Sursa: DN  ODONTOCÉTE s. n. pl. subordin de cetacee cu …   Dicționar Român

  • odontocéte — s. n., pl. odontocéte …   Romanian orthography

  • Odontocète — Odontoceti Odontocètes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • odontocete — /oh don teuh seet /, n. Zool. any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, as dolphins, killer whales, and sperm whales, characterized by an asymmetrical skull, a single blowhole, and rows of teeth, feeding primarily on fish, squid, and crustaceans. Cf …   Universalium

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  • odontocètes — [ ɔdɔ̃tɔsɛt ] n. m. pl. • mil. XXe; du gr. odous, odontos « dent » et kêtos « gros animal marin »; cf. cétacé ♦ Zool. Sous ordre de mammifères constitué par les cétacés munis de dents (opposé à mysticètes). Au sing. Le dauphin est un odontocète.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Melon (whale) — dolphin anatomy The melon is an ovoid shaped, fatty organ found in the forehead of all toothed whales (odontocetes), including dolphins and porpoises (Cranford et al., 1996; Harper, C. J., et al., 2008) and believed to be used in echolocation.… …   Wikipedia

  • Whale song — is the sound made by whales to communicate. The word song is used in particular to describe the pattern of regular and predictable sounds made by some species of whales, notably the humpback. This is included with or in comparison with music, and …   Wikipedia

  • Squalodon — Taxobox name = Squalodon fossil range = Middle Oligocene to Middle Miocene image width = 245px image caption= Reconstruction of Squalodon regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Cetacea subordo = Odontoceti superfamilia =… …   Wikipedia

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