rytina Meaning, Definition & Usage

Ryt"i*na noun
NL., fr. Gr. a wrinkle.
  1. (Zoöl.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species (R. Stelleri); -- called also Steller's sea cow. Written also Rhytina. * It is now extinct, but was formerly abundant at Behring's Island, near Behring's Straits. It was twenty-five feet or more in length, with a thick, blackish, naked skin. The last were killed in 1768 for their oil and flesh.

Webster 1913