Dugonginae


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Dugonginae

[dü′gän·jə‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The dugongs, a subfamily of sirenian mammals in the family Dugongidae characterized by enlarged, sharply deflected premaxillae and the absence of nasal bones.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.