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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CETACEAN

Dissection of a small Cetacean sent to me from Orkney in the month of May 1835.

There is one passage which seems to imply that the word tannin may signify a cetacean.

By nature, this cetacean prefers a cold climate to a warm one.

This cetacean was obtained on the coast of the island of Rugen, in the Baltic.

The tail was of the Cetacean pattern, and thus like that of Halicore.

The lumbar vertebrae are fewer than in any other Cetacean, being only two.

Take hold of the hand, and you are struck with its cetacean feel.

But a grampus is a cetacean, and that is the family to which whales belong.

This species of cetacean is the Hyperoodon rostratus, and is from twenty to twenty-six feet long, with teeth in the lower jaw.

Sometimes two or more species of cetacean are found together.

WORD ORIGIN

1836, from Cetacea, name of the order of marine mammals, + -an. As an adjective from 1839.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CETACEAN

giant

nounextremely large person
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