Definition of cetacean adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈteɪʃn//
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(also cetaceous
BrE BrE//sɪˈteɪʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈteɪʃəs//
connected with the group of creatures that includes whales and dolphins
Word Originmodern Latin (plural), from Latin cetus, from Greek kētos ‘whale’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cetacean

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