Otariidae

plural noun Ota·ri·idae \ˌōtəˈrīəˌdē\

Definition of Otariidae

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

otarine

\ˈōtəˌrēn, -rə̇n\ or

otariine

\(ˈ)ō¦ta(a)rēˌīn, -ēə̇n\ adjective

otarioid

\-ēˌȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of otariidae

New Latin, from Otaria, type genus + -idae


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