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[From New Latin Sīrēnia, order name, from Latin Sīrēn, Siren; see siren.]

si·re′ni·an adj.
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(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Sirenia, an order of aquatic herbivorous placental mammals having forelimbs modified as paddles, no hind limbs, and a horizontally flattened tail: contains only the dugong and manatees
(Animals) any animal belonging to the order Sirenia; a sea cow
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(saɪˈri ni ən)

an aquatic, herbivorous mammal of the order Sirenia, including the manatee and dugong.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sirenian - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbssirenian - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs
aquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
order Sirenia, Sirenia - an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow
manatee, Trichechus manatus - sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded
dugong, Dugong dugon - sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate
Hydrodamalis gigas, Steller's sea cow - extinct large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea
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Cafodd Cantorion Sirenian o ardal Wrecsam y fraint o ganu'r anthem genedlaethol cyn y gem.
Evolution of sirenian pachyosteosclerosis, a model-case for the study of bone structure in aquatic tetrapods.
Sefydlwyd y gystadleuaeth ym 1987 ac ers ei geni mae dau gor o Gymru wedi ennill yr anrhydedd sef Cantorion Sirenian o ardal Wrecsam ym 1998 a Cywair o Sir Gar yn 2005.
Bayron may have done a good job protecting the sirenian. The Inquirer found the fossil right where La Venta explorers had left it undisturbed since 2011-some 1.5 km from the river's mouth.
A 200 strong choir, featuring The Sirenian Singers, Cr Caerdydd, The South African Fezeka Choir and the newly formed Llangollen International Eisteddfod Chorus will unite on stage to deliver this unique message of peace.
Other performances featured the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir and the Cantorian Sirenian Singers.
A puzzling feature of sirenian physiology is a surprisingly small brain.
Last October, the confrontation between the Makah and Sea Shepherd grew violent when angry tribal members pelted the Sea Shepherd vessel Sirenian with rocks, injuring two crew members, and damaging the group's Zodiac raft.
First, the sirenian life-style as an aquatic herbivore is unique among mammals investigated thus far.