Rytina

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rytina (Zoöl) 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.☞ 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. "ryti`s a wrinkle

Usage

In literature:

In the manatee it is rounded, in the dugong forked like that of a whale, in the rytina crescent-shaped.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
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