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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Cetacea mean? 

CETACEA (noun)
  The noun CETACEA has 1 sense:

1. an order of Eutheria

  Familiarity information: CETACEA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CETACEA (noun)

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An order of Eutheria

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


Cetacea; order Cetacea

Hypernyms ("Cetacea" is a kind of...):

animal order (the order of animals)

Meronyms (members of "Cetacea"):

blower; cetacean; cetacean mammal (large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals)

Mysticeti; suborder Mysticeti (baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks)

Odontoceti; suborder Odontoceti (toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales)

family Monodontidae; Monodontidae (narwhals)

Holonyms ("Cetacea" is a member of...):

Eutheria; subclass Eutheria (all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)

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