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Webster

English Word:

phocine


English Pronunciation:

pho•cine


Adjective:


⇨Etymology

(Latin) phoca a seal.


⇨Definition

(Zoölogy) Of or pertaining to the seal tribe; phocal.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From New Latin Phoca (genus name) (Classical Latin phōca (“seal”), from Ancient Greek ϕώκη (ϕōkē)) +‎ -ine.


Noun:

phocine (plural phocines) (zoology) A member of the subfamily Phocinae, comprising the "true" or "earless" seals. 2007, Brian Keith Hall, Fins into Limbs, p. 313: Phocines anchor their hands by flexing their fingers, digging them into the substrate, and then pulling their body forward by elbow and shoulder flexion.


Adjective:

Adjective phocine (comparative more phocine, superlative most phocine) Pertaining to a seal (or other members of the subfamily Phocinae; seallike. 1871, New York Daily Standard, 28 Dec 1871: He telegraphed to the whaling ports of New England, and sent messages to San Francisco and Alaska, to know if a group of sea lions and other specimens of the phocine tribe could be secured. 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita: she had already yanked out of me the coveted section and retreated to her mat near her phocine mamma. 1987, William Boyd, The New Confessions: She walked over towards me with an odd elegance, big strides, like a champion girl swimmer, say; muscled but lean, with a phocine grace.


Anagrams:

chopine


Reference:

phocine

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Similar Words:

Other words similar to phocine can be found below:

1.pho
2.phobia
3.phobic
4.phobically
5.phobophobia
6.Phobos
7.phobosophy
8.phoca
9.phocacean
10.phocal
11.phocenic
12.phocenic acid
13.phocenin
14.phocid
15.phocine
16.Phocis
17.phocodont
18.phocodontia
19.phocomelia
20.phocomelus
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