Rytina Stelleri
Rytina Ryt"i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ryti`s a wrinkle.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); -- called also {Steller's sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}. [Written also {Rhytina}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: It is now extinct, but was formerly abundant at Bering's Island, near Bering's Straits. It was twenty-five feet or more in length, with a thick, blackish, naked skin. The last were killed in 1768 for their oil and flesh. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Rytina — Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}. [Written …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhytina — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steller — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stellerine — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steller's sea cow — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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