Cystophora

noun
Cys·​toph·​o·​ra | \ siˈstäfərə \

Definition of Cystophora

: a genus of carnivorous mammals including solely the hooded seal

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History and Etymology for Cystophora

New Latin, from cyst- + -phora; from the hoodlike sac on the head

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“Cystophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cystophora. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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