Inia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inia (Zoöl) A South American freshwater dolphin (Inia Boliviensis). It is ten or twelve feet long, and has a hairy snout.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inia A genus of delphinoid odontocete cetaceans, type of the family Iniidæ. It contains the Amazonian dolphin, I. geoffrensis or I. boliviensis, about 8 feet long, with the dorsal fin a mere ridge, a long cylindrical snout, the jaws armed with from 104 to 132 teeth, the vertebræ about 40, the ribs 13, and the sternum consisting of a single piece. F. Cuvier, 1836.
    • n inia Plural of inion.
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