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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

cet(o)-

A whale.

[Latin cetus, from Greek ketos, whale or sea-monster.]

A cetacean is a member of an order of marine mammals that comprises the whales, dolphins, and porpoises; cetology is the branch of zoology dealing with whales and dolphins. Cetane is a hydrocarbon present in petroleum spirit, so named because related compounds were first derived from spermaceti, often used as a standard against which to measure the ignition properties of diesel fuel.

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