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Meaning of mysticete

mys•ti•cete

Pronunciation: (mis'tu-sēt"), [key]
— n. Zool.
  1. any whale of the suborder Mysticeti, as finback and humpback whales, characterized by a symmetrical skull, paired blowholes, and rows of baleen plates for feeding on plankton. Cf.
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