phocine

[ foh-sahyn, -sin ]

adjectiveZoology.
  1. of or relating to seals.

Origin of phocine

1
1840–50; <Latin phōc(a) seal (<Greek phṓkē) + -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for phocine

phocine

/ (ˈfəʊsaɪn) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a seal

  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Phocinae, a subfamily that includes the harbour seal and grey seal

Origin of phocine

1
C19: ultimately from Greek phōkē a seal

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