Meaning of odontocete in English:


noun & adjective


See Odontoceti

‘Within odontocete cetaceans, variation in body design affects stability and turning performance.’
  • ‘Both the mysticetes and odontocetes are thought to be descendants of the archaeocetes.’
  • ‘Dolphins and porpoises are examples of odontocetes, as are belugas, narwhals, killer whales, sperm whales, and beaked whales.’
  • ‘Like other odontocetes, delphinids echolocate and may even use high-intensity sound to stun their prey.’
  • ‘This structure is derived from the melon of other odontocetes, and like the melon, may serve as a sort of acoustic lens.’