Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cetacea - an order of EutheriaCetacea - an order of Eutheria      
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower - large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
Mysticeti, suborder Mysticeti - baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
References in classic literature ?
It is not my intention, were it in my power, to enter into the inquiry as to the true method of dividing the cetacea into groups and families.
Impenetrable veil covering our knowledge of the cetacea.
Here is a preserve of sea-cucumber, which a Malay would declare to be unrivalled in the world; here is a cream, of which the milk has been furnished by the cetacea, and the sugar by the great fucus of the North Sea; and, lastly, permit me to offer you some preserve of anemones, which is equal to that of the most delicious fruits.
Cetacea (whales) and Edentata (armadilloes, scaly ant-eaters, &c.
Beaked whales, along with porpoises, are cetaceans belonging to the Order Cetacea, which has yielded new species at an average rate of one a decade during the twentieth century.
Cetacea reimagines the blue whale's strategy of capturing micro-sources of energy on an even larger scale.
1999): Primeros dates sobre misticetos (Mammalia, Cetacea, Balaenopteridae) en el Plioceno Inferior de la Cuenca del Guadalquivir (Lepe, Huelva).
5v alkaline batteries, Ten (10) Projection Lamps for Eiki LC-XB200 Video Projector, Ten (10) Projection Lamps for Eiki LC-XB33N video projector, Ten (10) Peavey PVi 6500-400W, 10 channel powered mixer with 24 bit digital FX, One Hundred (100) Cetacea Sound Astronaut XL Classroom speaker with long run power supply,
This note is dedicated to the memory of A Baldridge who appreciated and supported the natural history of the Cetacea.