Odontocete



[oh-don-tuh-seet] /oʊˈdɒn təˌsit/

noun, Zoology.
1.
any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, as dolphins, killer whales, and sperm whales, characterized by an asymmetrical skull, a single blowhole, and rows of teeth, feeding primarily on fish, squid, and crustaceans.

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