balaenoidea definition

  • noun:
    • A division of this Cetacea, like the right whale and all other whales getting the lips fringed with baleen. See baleen.
  • others:
    • one of many three primary groups into that the Cetacea tend to be divisible, others two becoming the Delphinoidea therefore the Phocodontia. It embraces the proper whales (Bal├Žna) while the fin-whales (Bal├Žnoptera, etc.).

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