plural noun
Ota·​ri·​idae | \ ˌōtəˈrīəˌdē \

Definition of Otariidae

: a family of Pinnipedia consisting of the eared seals and sometimes ranked as a subfamily of the family Phocidae

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Other Words from Otariidae

otarine \ ˈōtəˌrēn , -​rə̇n \ or otariine \ (ˈ)ō¦ta(a)rēˌīn , -​ēə̇n \ adjective
otarioid \ -​ēˌȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Otariidae

New Latin, from Otaria, type genus + -idae

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“Otariidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Otariidae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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