Definition of otariid in English:

otariid

noun

Zoology
  • An animal of the family Otariidae, which comprises carnivorous marine mammals having small external ears (the eared seals, i.e. fur seals and sea lions).

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the otariids.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Otariidae, family name from Otaria, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

otariid

/əʊˈtɑːrɪɪd//əʊˈtɛːrɪɪd/