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A division of the whales that comprises the toothed whales.→ Cetacea
- ‘In the Late Oligocene, a fundamental split occurred between the Odontoceti and the Mysticeti.’
- ‘Modern whales may be divided into two subgroups: the Odontoceti (toothed whales) and the Mysticeti (baleen whales).’
- ‘The extant sub-orders are the Mysticeti (baleen whales) and the Odontoceti (toothed whales).’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek odous, odont- tooth + ceti of a whale (genitive of cetus, from Greek kētos whale).
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