Definition of Sirenian

1. Noun. Any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs.

Exact synonyms: Sea Cow, Sirenian Mammal
Generic synonyms: Aquatic Mammal
Group relationships: Order Sirenia, Sirenia
Specialized synonyms: Manatee, Trichechus Manatus, Dugong, Dugong Dugon, Hydrodamalis Gigas, Steller's Sea Cow



Definition of Sirenian

1. n. Any species of Sirenia.

Definition of Sirenian

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order ''Sirenia'', including the manatees and dugong. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sirenian

1. any of an order of aquatic mammals [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sirenian

1. Any species of Sirenia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sirenian

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1. The Geography of Mammals by William Lutley Sclater, Philip Lutley Sclater (1899)
"Seals, Monachus, amongst the Pinnipeds, and of the sirenian genus Manatus. III. ... but having Otaria also; the home of the (now extinct) sirenian ..."

2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1892)
"Conclusive evidence of the sirenian nature of our fossil is, however, afforded by the orbital region, which is almost exactly the same as in the sirenian ..."

3. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"The second specimen is probably sirenian but not further ... It is also a sirenian, of a more primitive and generalized type. In the March, 1914, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1871)
"... large sirenian Mammal allied to the Dugong. The form of the tooth is that of a compressed, slightly curved cylinder, with distal and proximal vertical ..."

5. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"Of the two remaining specimens, A and E, the latter (E) approaches the sirenian type, while in A the principal local defect noticed on superficial ..."

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