Pinnipedian

pinniped

[pin-uh-ped]
adjective
1.
belonging to the Pinnipedia, a suborder of carnivores with limbs adapted to an aquatic life, including the seals and walruses.
noun
2.
a pinniped animal.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Pinnipedia. See pinna, -i-, -ped, -ia

pinnipedian [pin-uh-pee-dee-uhn] , adjective, noun
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pinniped or pinnipedian (ˈpɪnɪˌpɛd, ˌpɪnɪˈpiːdɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Pinnipedia, an order of aquatic placental mammals having a streamlined body and limbs specialized as flippers: includes seals, sea lions, and the walrus
 
n
2.  any pinniped animal
 
[C19: from New Latin pinnipēs, from Latin pinna feather, fin + pēs foot]
 
pinnipedian or pinnipedian
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin pinnipēs, from Latin pinna feather, fin + pēs foot]

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pinniped
1842, from Mod.L. pinnipedia, suborder of aquatic carnivorous mammals (seals and walruses), lit. "having feet as fins," from L. pinna "fin" + pes, gen. pedis "foot" (see foot).
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pinniped   (pĭn'ə-pěd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various carnivorous, aquatic mammals of the group Pinnipedia, which some believe is a suborder of the Carnivora but others consider a separate mammalian order. Pinnipeds have long, smooth bodies and finlike flippers for swimming. Seals and walruses are pinnipeds.
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