phocine

[foh-sahyn, -sin]
adjective Zoology.
of or pertaining to seals.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin phōc(a) seal (< Greek phṓkē) + -ine1

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phocine (ˈfəʊsaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling a seal
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Phocinae, a subfamily that includes the harbour seal and grey seal
 
[C19: ultimately from Greek phōkē a seal]

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Modelling the spread of phocine distemper virus among harbour seals.
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