Se-ta'se-a. L. cetus, Gr.

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a whale - i. e., pertaining or belonging to the whale. All animals of this family have pelvis and hind limbs somewhat atrophied, a fish-like body, specialized for aquatic progression, ending in a horizontal tail or flukes; short fore-limbs like fins or flippers, 1 at least of the digits with more than 3 phalanges; neck usually short; some of the cervical vertebrae anchylosed together. Genus: 1. Physeter.