from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling or related to the walrus; of or pertaining to the Trichechid√¶.
  • n. A walrus.


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  • However, the evidence clearly shows west to east to be more likely; the fossil trichechine phylogenetically closest to Trichechus (Mio-Pliocene Ribodon) is South American, and in fact all fossil trichechines are American; T. manatus and T. senegalensis are more like each other than either is to T. inunguis; the nematode parasites of T. senegalensis seem to more specialised than the nematodes of T. manatus, and so on.

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  • ..or a manatee! (It comes from the modern Latin name of a genus that included the manatee and walrus.)

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  • resembling a walrus.

    February 4, 2008