delphinoidea definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The division of Cetacea which comprises the dolphins, porpoises, and related kinds.
    • The unit of Cetacea which comprises the dolphins, porpoises, and related forms.
  • others:
    • A superfamily group of odontocete cetaceans, containing all of the residing toothed whales, porpoises, dolphins, etc., excepting the sperm-whales or cachalots.
    • A superfamily number of odontocete cetaceans, containing all of the residing toothed whales, porpoises, dolphins, etc., excepting the sperm-whales or cachalots.
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