Unlike the baleen whales, the toothed whales do have teeth after birth.
In these several respects they resemble the plates of baleen in the mouth of a whale.
This is the interior free fibrous margin of the baleen, which descends in long triangular plates from the upper jaw.
He has enormous teeth or tushes in the lower jaw, but has no baleen.
The baleen and the right lower lip of Bryde's whales are dark gray.
(g) The baleen of whales also belongs to the epidermal exoskeleton.
These are known as the baleen plates and form the whalebone of commerce.
The Toothed Whales are not furnished with baleen, but with teeth only.
So, also, the baleen of the whale and the teeth of the land mammalia are different organs.
This is precisely how the plates of baleen are disposed in the mouth of a Whale.
early 14c., "whalebone," from Old French balaine (12c.) "whale, whalebone," from Latin ballaena, from Greek phallaina "whale" (apparently related to phallos "swollen penis," probably because of a whale's shape), from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). Klein writes that the Greek to Latin transition was "through the medium of the Illyrian language, a fact which explains the transition of Gk. -ph- into Latin -b- (instead of -p-)."