Definition of Rhytina

1. n. See Rytina.



Definition of Rhytina

1. an aquatic mammal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rhytina

1. A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species (R. Stelleri). Synonym: Steller's sea cow. Alternative forms: Rhytina. It is now extinct, but was formerly abundant at Behring's Island, near Behring's Straits. It was twenty-five feet or more in length, with a thick, blackish, naked skin. The last were killed in 1768 for their oil and flesh. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A wrinkle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhytina

rhythmlessly
rhythmometer
rhythmometers
rhythms
rhythmus
rhytid
rhytide
rhytidectomy
rhytides
rhytidome
rhytidomes
rhytidoplasty
rhytidosis
rhytidosis retinae
rhytids
rhytina (current term)
rhytinas
rhyton
rhytons
rhæa
riad
riads
rial
rials
rialto
rialtos
riancies
riancy
riant
riantly

Literary usage of Rhytina

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

1. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"The rhytina belonged to the same mammalian Order as the manatee of Florida and ... The rhytina attained a length of between thirty and thirty-five feet, ..."

2. The Voyage of François Leguat of Bresse, to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Java, and by François Le Guat, Samuel Pasfield Oliver (1891)
"also a complete skeleton of rhytina, from the peat of Beh- ... Another curious illustration may be seen in a Spanish rhytina. work on the Orinoco by Father ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1889)
"(3) On the Skeleton of rhytina gigas lately acquired for Hu Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy; with some account of the history and extinction of ..."

4. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"... rhytina, dwarfed, as in the crocodile, triton, and salamander. The whale, porpoise, dugong, and manatee employ their anterior extremities in balancing ..."

5. The Marine Mammals in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh by William Turner (1912)
"(Rh.) (1) rhytina STELLERI. (Rn. ST.) Illiger, Prodromus, 1811. No teeth. This species, the Northern Sea Cow, was discovered by Behring in the North Pacific ..."

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