phocine definition

  • adjective:
    • Zoology Of, concerning, or resembling seals.
    • Of or related to the seal tribe; phocal.
    • of or relating to seals
  • noun:
    • an associate of this subfamily Phocinae, comprising the "true" or "earless" seals.
    • Any person in the Phocinæ; a phocacean.
  • others:
    • Seal-like; of or with respect to the Phocidæ at-large.
    • of the restricted subfamily Phocinæ: distinguished from otarine.

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