Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and only genus of the family Rhytinidæ, containing Steller's or the arctic sea-cow, R. stelleri or R. gigas, which has no teeth, but horny plates functioning as such. The head is small; the tail has lateral lobes; the fore limbs are small; the hide is very rugged; the cæcum is simple, and there are no pyloric cæca; the cervical vertebræ are 7, the dorsal 19, the lumbar and caudal 34 to 37, without any sacrum. See
sea-cow. Also called Stellerusand Nepus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) See rytina.
“The rhytina has been exterminated in the far north, the elephant seals on Kerguelen are being exterminated in the far south, and midway, in the desert mountains of Lower California a fine species of mountain sheep is rapidly being shot into oblivion.”
“The rhytina belonged to the same mammalian Order as the manatee of”
“The rhytina attained a length of between thirty and thirty-five feet, and a weight of 6,000 pounds or over.”
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