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Meaning of "odontocete" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ODONTOCETE

odontocete  [ɒˈdɒntəˌsiːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ODONTOCETE

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Odontocete is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ODONTOCETE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

odontocete

Toothed whale

The toothed whales form a suborder of the cetaceans, including sperm whales, orcas, beaked whales, dolphins, and others. As the name suggests, the suborder is characterized by the presence of teeth rather than the baleen of other whales.

Definition of odontocete in the English dictionary

The definition of odontocete in the dictionary is an animal that belongs to the Odontoceti or the family of toothed whales, a sub-group of the order Cetacea.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ODONTOCETE


actinomycete
ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈsiːt
ammocete
ˈæməˌsiːt
ammocoete
ˈæməˌsiːt
backseat
ˈbæksiːt
basidiomycete
bæˌsɪdɪəʊmaɪˈsiːt
cete
siːt
conceit
kənˈsiːt
deceit
dɪˈsiːt
facete
fəˈsiːt
loveseat
ˈlʌvˌsiːt
Maliseet
ˈmælɪˌsiːt
mysticete
ˈmɪstɪˌsiːt
receipt
rɪˈsiːt
reseat
riːˈsiːt
ruckseat
ˈrʌkˌsiːt
seat
siːt
unseat
ʌnˈsiːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ODONTOCETE

odontoblast
odontoblastic
odontogenic
odontogeny
odontoglossum
odontograph
odontography
odontoid
odontoid process
odontolite
odontologic
odontological
odontologist
odontology
odontoma
odontomatous
odontophobia
odontophoral
odontophoran
odontophore

WORDS THAT END LIKE ODONTOCETE

Albacete
ascomycete
discomycete
inficete
myxomycete
oomycete
phycomycete
schizomycete
streptomycete
synoecete
zygomycete

Synonyms and antonyms of odontocete in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «odontocete» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ODONTOCETE

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The translations of odontocete from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «odontocete» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

齿鲸类
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

odontocetos
570 millions of speakers

English

odontocete
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

odontocete
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

odontocete
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

odontocete
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

odontocetos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

odontocete
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

odontocètes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Odontocete
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

odontocete
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハクジラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

odontocete
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Odontocete
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

odontocete
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

odontocete
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Odontocete
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

odontocete
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

odontocete
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odontocete
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

odontocete
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

odontocete
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

odontocete
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

odontocete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

odontocete
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

odontocete
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of odontocete

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ODONTOCETE»

The term «odontocete» is regularly used and occupies the 93.258 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ODONTOCETE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about odontocete

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ODONTOCETE»

Discover the use of odontocete in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to odontocete and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Temporal Effects of Sound on the Odontocete Auditory System: ...
It can be concluded that sounds of varying temporal characteristics are processed in a variety of ways.
T. Aran Mooney, 2008
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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
However, detailed comparative data on the mating systems of odontocete species will await genetic analyses to determine paternity from offspring within groups. Gestation periods of odontocetes range between 7 and 17 months and almost all ...
William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G.M. Thewissen, 2009
3
Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins
Comparison of Click Characteristics among Odontocete Species Koji Nakamura and Tomonari Akamatsu TABLE 5.1. Summary of basic data of six odontocete species: Delphinus delphis (Dd); Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Lo); Tursiops ...
Jeanette A. Thomas, Cynthia F. Moss, Marianne Vater, 2004
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Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems
By the middle Miocene, most representatives of extant families appear, including the mysticete families Balaenopteridae (rorquals) and Balaenidae (bowhead and right whales), as well as the odontocete families Delphinidae (true dolphins), ...
James A. Estes, 2006
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Hearing by Whales and Dolphins
Cetacean Middle Ear Anatomy Odontocete middle ears appear to be a compromise between enhancing high-frequency sensitivity and strength. In microchiropteran bats, high- frequency sensitivity in the middle ear is achieved by lightening ...
Whitlow W.L. Au, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, 2000
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Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans:: Laboratory and Field Evidence
inflated bullae of bats, all odontocete bullae are constructed of massive, porcelaneous bone which resists compression. Both the middle ear and peribullar cavities are lined with specialized membranes, the corpus cavernosum and peribullar ...
Jeanette A. Thomas, Ronald A. Kastelein, 1990
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Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in ...
The pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) seems to be a special case. The species has more than 1 million axons in the optic nerve, compared to about 100,000 to 200,000 in other odontocete species (Dawson, 1980). Physeterids ( sperm ...
J. G. M. Thewissen, Sirpa Nummela, 2008
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Marine Mammal Biology: An Evolutionary Approach
The odontocete larynx is complex with a powerful musculature, and since the larynx is the source of vocalizations in most terrestrial mammals, many researchers have suggested that odontocete vocalizations are produced by the larynx ...
A. Rus Hoelzel, 2009
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Ecological Risk to Cetaceans from Anthropogenic Ocean Sound: ...
Small Odontocete ”Sustainable” data, n=9 Testing Global Null Hypothesis: BETA =0 Test Chi-Square DF Pr > ChiSq Likelihood Ratio 17.7538 1 <.0001 Score 15.2100 1 <.0001 Wald 10.3328 1 0.0013 Odds Ratio Estimates Point 95% Wald  ...
Amanda Ann Truett, 2007
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The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life
We analyzed these acoustic recordings for odontocete vocalizations (clicks, whistles, and burst-pulse sounds) using a combination of long-term spectral averages (LTSAs) and visual review of spectrograms and for sonar activity using a ...
Arthur N. Popper, Anthony Hawkins, 2011

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ODONTOCETE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term odontocete is used in the context of the following news items.
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Migratory spotting throws up an Adelie surprise
... mammal biomass, including six species of pinnipeds, eight species of baleen whales, and at least seven species of odontocete whales. «The Hindu, May 15»
2
Journal Highlight: Morphological analysis of the flippers in the …
Directional asymmetry (DA) is a common feature among odontocete cetaceans, as well as sexual dimorphism (SD). For the first time DA, ... «spectroscopyNOW.com, Apr 14»
3
Fossil Whale Offers Clues to Origins of 'Seeing With Sound'
The only known specimen of the early odontocete includes a nearly complete skull and jaw, three neck vertebrae, and fragments of seven ribs. «Science News, Mar 14»
4
The tropical past of belugas and narwhals
The single but complete fossil skull from a mine in Virginia is named Bohaskaia monodontiodes. As an odontocete (toothed) whale in the early ... «The Earth Times, Mar 12»
5
Dead Orca L-112 is Beginning to Reveal the Story of Her Death
In fact, the acoustic environment within the head of an odontocete undoubtedly contains many pathways (multipaths) through various tissue ... «Seattle Post Intelligencer, Mar 12»
6
Dolphins and captivity don't mix
[v] Caldwell, DK and Caldwell, MC 1968, “Social behaviour as a husbandry factor in captive odontocete cetaceans” Boca Raton: Proceedings ... «The Online Citizen, Aug 11»
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From Tearing Teeth to Baleen
... slicing teeth, and the origins of baleen occurred well after the split between the odontocete and mysticete lineages over 34 million years ago. «Wired News, Aug 11»
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This Week in Whales
Symmetry's all the rage in human attraction, but don't tell that to whales. Odontocetes (toothed whales) have asymmetrical skulls and for years it ... «Natural Resources Defense Council, Aug 11»
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Song of the Whale has been monitoring the waters off the Canary …
Claire Lacey, Ifaw: Just like killer whales, pilot whales and sperm whales, beaked whales are members of the odontocete branch of cetaceans, ... «BBC News, Oct 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Odontocete [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/odontocete>. Oct 2020 ».
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