phocine

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Speech
phocine
Definition
Adjective 
Pertaining to a seal (or similar pinnipeds); seallike.
Etymology
Origin
from 19th century
Noun 
Zoology
A member of the subfamily Phocinae, comprising the "true" or "earless" seals.
Etymology
Meaning note
zoology
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From New Latin Phoca (genus name) (Classical Latin phōca ‎(“seal”), from Ancient Greek ϕώκη ‎(ϕṓkē)) +‎ -ine.
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