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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A superfamily of pinnipeds, containing the Otariidæ and Phocidæ, or the eared and earless seals, together contrasted with Trichechoidea or Rosmaroidea, the walruses.
  • In a more restricted sense, the earless seals, Phocidæ, raised to the rank of a superfamily. Correlative with Otarioidea and Rosmaroidea.

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