Definition of Phoca

1. Noun. Type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals.

Exact synonyms: Genus Phoca
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Phocidae, Phocidae
Member holonyms: Common Seal, Harbor Seal, Phoca Vitulina

Definition of Phoca

1. n. A genus of seals. It includes the common harbor seal and allied species. See Seal.

Definition of Phoca

1. Noun. (obsolete except as Phoca) A seal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phoca

1. a type of sea monster or a seal [n PHOCAS or PHOCAE]

Medical Definition of Phoca

1. A genus of seals. It includes the common harbor seal and allied species. See Seal. Origin: L, a seal, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoca

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phobophobia
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phoca (current term)
phocacean
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phocenic acid
phocenin
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phocines
phocodont
phocodontia

Literary usage of Phoca

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1. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller (1912)
"phoca largha TRUE, The Fur Seals and Fur Seal Islands of the North Pacific Ocean, pt. ... Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. t*phoca richardii ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"We have as yet distinguished two genera only, phoca and Trichechus. phoca, Lin. Seals have six or four incisors above, four or two below, pointed canini and ..."

3. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"OP A SEAL [phoca vitulina, Linn., and phoca ... 2 [The skeleton of one of the seals dissected by Hunter is of the harp-seal (phoca ..."

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