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pinniped

Pronunciation: pin'i-ped

Definition: A member of the suborder Pinnipedia, aquatic carnivorous mammals with all four limbs modified into flippers (seal, walrus).

[L. pinna, feather (wing), + pes (ped-), foot]

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