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pinnigrade

[ pin-i-greyd ]
/ ˈpɪn ɪˌgreɪd /
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adjective
moving by means of finlike parts or flippers, as the seals and walruses.
noun
a pinnigrade animal.
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Origin of pinnigrade

From the New Latin word pinnigradus, dating back to 1840–50. See pinna, -i-, -grade
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Scientific definitions for pinnigrade

pinnigrade
[ pĭnĭ-grād′ ]

Walking by means of finlike organs or flippers, as seals and walruses.
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