Phocidae

plural noun Pho·ci·dae \-səˌdē\

Definition of Phocidae

  1. :  a family of mammals (suborder Pinnipedia) comprising the hair seals and lacking external ears

phociform

\-səˌfȯrm\ adjective

phocoid

\ˈfōˌkȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of phocidae

New Latin, from Phoca, type genus + -idae


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