mysticete definition

  • noun:
    • See baleen whale.
    • some of the baleen whales (of suborder Mysticeti)
    • Any right whale, or whalebone whale. See cetacea.
    • A suborder of Cete or Cetacea, having no teeth created, the top of jaw being given baleen plates; the bal├Žnoid whales or whalebone-whales: against Denticete.
  • others:
    • Having baleen in the place of teeth inside top jaw; of the Mysticete.

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