toothed whale


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toothed whale

n.
Any of various cetaceans of the suborder Odontoceti, having numerous teeth and a single blowhole, and including the dolphins, the porpoises, and the sperm whale. Also called odontocete.

toothed whale

n
(Animals) any whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Odontoceti, having a single blowhole and numerous simple teeth and feeding on fish, smaller mammals, molluscs, etc: includes dolphins and porpoises. Compare whalebone whale

toothed′ whale′


n.
any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
cachalot, Physeter catodon, sperm whale, black whale - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
Kogia breviceps, pygmy sperm whale - small sperm whale of warm waters of both coasts of North America
dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus - very small (to 8 feet) sperm whale of central coasts of Atlantic and Pacific
beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
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That's me," whistles the orca, the toothed whale that belongs to the oceanic dolphin family, although to her, it's neither her size nor her aggression that makes her the leader of the pack, it's her longevity--females outlive males by 40 years--and her resultant knowledge of the lay of the ocean by which to lead her matriarchal unit on the food hunt.
The orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.
In May, a Sperm Whale, the largest species of toothed whale, washed up, sadly dead, near Marsa Matruh on Egypt's Mediterranean coast.
Here's the truth - "The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family.
The skull of a newly identified species of extinct toothed whale may help scientists piece together when echolocation evolved underwater.
The narwhal (Monodon monoceros), a gregarious, toothed whale, has a strictly Arctic distribution and is commonly found between 70[degrees] and 80[degrees] N (Reeves and Tracey, 1980).
The Cuvier's beaked whale is a so-called toothed whale.
What is the smallest member of the toothed whale family, often seen swimming in ship's bow waves?
Each toothed whale has a single external blowhole, while each baleen whale has two.
The studies have been published in the scientific magazine Physiology entitled 'Functional Convergence in Bat and Toothed Whale Biosonars'.