Phocine
Phocine Pho"cine, a. [L. phoca a seal.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the seal tribe; phocal. [1913 Webster]

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  • phocine — [fō′sīn΄, fō′sin] adj. [< L phoca, a seal (< Gr phōkē) + INE1] Zool. of or relating to the seals …   English World dictionary

  • phocine — adjective /ˈfəʊsʌɪn/ pertaining to a seal; seallike , 1955: she had already yanked out of me the coveted section and retreated to her mat near her phocine mamma. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita …   Wiktionary

  • phocine — /foh suyn, sin/, adj. Zool. of or pertaining to seals. [1840 50; < L phoc(a) seal ( < Gk phóke) + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • phocine — [ fəʊsʌɪn] adjective Zoology relating to the true seals (family Phocidae). Origin C19: from mod. L. Phocinae (subfamily name), from Gk phōkē seal …   English new terms dictionary

  • phocine — pho·cine …   English syllables

  • phocine — /ˈfoʊsaɪn/ (say fohsuyn) adjective 1. of or relating to the seals. 2. belonging to the Phocidae, the pinniped family that includes the typical seals. {Latin phōca (from Greek phōkē seal) + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • phocine —   a. pertaining to seals (animals) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • phocine — adjective of or relating to seals • Pertains to noun: ↑seal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phocine distemper virus — Taxobox color = violet name = Phocine distemper virus image caption = Immunohistochemical staining of the lung of a seal with PDV. virus group = v ordo = Mononegavirales familia = Paramyxoviridae genus = Morbillivirus species = Phocine distemper… …   Wikipedia

  • MS Phocine — The Phocine is a ferry owned by Dart 3 Ltd and currently in service with Seatruck Ferries.History Phocine was launched in 1985 as Balder Sten , owned by K/S A/S Balder RO/RO No 2. She was sold to Navrom and renamed Bazias 3 in 1985 and operated… …   Wikipedia

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