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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.
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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
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toothed′ whale′


n.
any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc.
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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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One theory is that their disappearance may be associated with the arrival of large marine competitors, which include the toothed whales and seals. 
A member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales, spinners have a long thin snout and can spin multiple times in one leap, which can be nearly 10 feet high.
Narwhals and belugas are the only toothed whales endemic to the Arctic region.
Toothed whales mainly rely on their echolocation skills (listening to echos and sounds) to navigate their way through the ocean.
"These toothed whales are considered apex predators and are carnivores, feeding on fish or, in some instances, hunting in groups and preying on young marine mammals.
They must be able to collapse quickly enough to avoid rupturing when the whales dive deep (as some toothed whales do), but also to reinflate rapidly at the surface after two hours underwater.
Unlike those in dolphins and toothed whales, humpback whale ear bones are fused to the animals' skull, providing a direct link to conduct vibrations in the water through their bones to their ears.
That disappearance may have something to do with the rise of marine mammals such as seals and toothed whales, Mayr said.
Felix Marx has worked primarily on the fossil record of the earliest baleen whales (mysticetes), while Olivier Lambert has studied principally the fossils of extinct toothed whales (odontocetes).
The sperm whales, members of Earth's largest species of toothed whales, were originally spotted by fishermen in Tyre early Thursday morning.
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At a special kiosk, visitors can listen to clips of several species, as well as the screech of sonar, which is thought to disrupt navigation of toothed whales and has been linked to mass strandings.