Definition of Phocine

1. Adjective. Of or relating to seals.

Partainyms: Seal



Definition of Phocine

1. a. Of or pertaining to the seal tribe; phocal.

Definition of Phocine

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a seal (or other members of the subfamily Phocinae); seallike. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) A member of the subfamily Phocinae, comprising the "true" or "earless" seals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phocine

1. pertaining to seals [adj]

Medical Definition of Phocine

1. Of or pertaining to the seal tribe; phocal. Origin: L. Phoca a seal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phocine

phobists
phobiƦ
phobophobia
phobosophy
phoca
phocacean
phocaceans
phocae
phocal
phocas
phocenic
phocenic acid
phocenin
phocid
phocids
phocine (current term)
phocines
phocodont
phocodontia
phocomeli
phocomelias
phocomelic dwarfism
phocomelus
phodopus
phoebe
phoebe bird
phoebes
phoebus
phoebuses

Literary usage of Phocine

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1. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"THE BEARDED SEAL This is a large phocine, almost the largest member of the ... The present distribution of this phocine is circumpolar and North Atlantic. ..."

2. Elements of medical zoology by Alfred Moquin-Tandon, Robert Thomas Hulme (1861)
"... and much more phocine. According to M. Berthelot the latter principle forms a tenth part; in another species, probably the Delphinus ..."

3. History of North American Pinnipeds: A Monograph of the Walruses, Sea-lions by Joel Asaph Allen (1880)
"In only two or three instances are the supposed remains of Seals obviously phocine, and in each of these cases they were found in deposits of Post-pliocene ..."

4. Miscellaneous Publications by Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (1880)
"In other cases, remains described as phocine are unquestionably ... In only two or three instances are the supposed remains of Seals obviously phocine, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Indeed, all those of which the characters are best known belong to the completely developed phocine or ..."

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