Definition of phocid in US English:

phocid

noun

Zoology
  • A seal of the family Phocidae, which originally comprised the seals together with the walruses but is now restricted to the true or earless seals; an earless seal.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Phocidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Phoca, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Phocidae, family name.

Pronunciation

phocid

/ˈfəʊsɪd/