Definition of Sirenians

1. Noun. (plural of sirenian) ¹



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Definition of Sirenians

1. sirenian [n] - See also: sirenian

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sirenians

sirdar
sirdars
sire
sired
siredon
siree
sirees
siren
siren call
siren song
siren songs
sirene
sirenian
sirenian mammal
sirenians
sirenic
sirenical
sireniform
sirenise
sirenised
sirenises
sirenize
sirenized
sirenizes
sirenizing
sirenlike
sirenomelic

Literary usage of Sirenians

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1879)
"The Placental Characteristics of the Sirenians. It is probably generally known to our readers that great importance has been attached to the mode and extent ..."

2. Elements of Zoölogy: A Text-book by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"... OR Sirenians. The mammalia of this order are more or less fish-like, or more nearly whale-like, in general appearance, and are popularly known as ..."

3. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"They are much less highly specialized, however, than the whales or sirenians, since they are still capable of considerable freedom upon land, ..."

4. The Mammalia in Their Relation to Primeval Times by Schmidt (Eduard Oskar) (1886)
"However all the living Sirenians possess a five- fingered hand. ... The living Sirenians have experienced a still farther reduction of the pelvis ; it has ..."

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