Pertaining to a seal (or similar pinnipeds); seallike.
Originfrom 19th century
ZoologyA member of the subfamily Phocinae, comprising the "true" or "earless" seals.
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From New Latin Phoca (genus name) (Classical Latin phōca (“seal”), from Ancient Greek ϕώκη (ϕṓkē)) + -ine.
- Wiktionary :phocine (CC BY-SA 3.0)