Definition of Pinnipedia

1. Noun. Seals; sea lions; walruses.




Definition of Pinnipedia

1. n. pl. A suborder of aquatic carnivorous mammals including the seals and walruses; -- opposed to Fissipedia.

Definition of Pinnipedia

1. Proper noun. A taxonomic group consisting of three families - Odobenidae (walruses), Otariidae (fur seals and sea lions) and Phocidae (seals). It was formerly classified as its own suborder within order Carnivora, but is now considered a superfamily within Caniformia ("dog-like"), which is a suborder of Carnivora. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pinnipedia

1. A suborder of aquatic carnivorous mammals including the seals and walruses; opposed to Fissipedia. Origin: NL. So called because their webbed feet are used as paddles or fins. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinnipedia

pinner
pinners
pinnet
pinnets
pinnie
pinnies
pinniform
pinnigrada
pinnigrade
pinnigrades
pinning
pinnings
pinniped
pinniped mammal
pinnipedes
pinnipedia (current term)
pinnipeds
pinnock
pinnocks
pinnoed
pinnothere
pinnotheres
pinnula
pinnulae
pinnular
pinnulas
pinnulate
pinnulated
pinnule
pinnules

Literary usage of Pinnipedia

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1. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1891)
"Also, Some of the Causes and Results of Polygamy among the pinnipedia by CC Nutting; the best and most striking example of true polygamy among mammals is ..."

2. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"... pinnipedia THERE would follow here, were it to be included in the present volume, a chapter on the sea bears, seals, and walruses, which constitute the ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"pinnipedia (Mammalia), The pinnipedia or pinnipeds, embracing the seals and walruses, are commonly recognized by recent systematic writers as constituting a ..."

4. Elementary Text-book of Zoology by Carl Claus, Adam Sedgwick (1885)
"pinnipedia. Hairy aquatic Mammalia with five-toed fin-like feet, of which the posterior are directed backwards; with complete dentition ; without caudal fin ..."

5. A Guide to the Fossil Mammals and Birds in the Department of Geology and by Arthur Smith Woodward (1904)
"pinnipedia. The seals, walruses, and their allies are scarcely repre- Table-oases sented among fossils ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"So of Edentata, 617 of Rodentia, 33 of pinnipedia, The subdivision of the mammals into these ordera ..."

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