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