genus Dugong

type genus of the Dugongidae comprising only the dugongs
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Dugongidae, ↑family Dugongidae
Member Meronyms: ↑dugong, ↑Dugong dugon

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