As an adjective phocal
is (zoology) pertaining to seals; phocine.
As a noun phoca is
As nouns the difference between phoca and phocacean
is that phoca
is while phocacean
is (zoology) any species of phoca
; a seal.
As nouns the difference between seal and phoca
is that seal
is a pinniped (pinnipedia), particularly an earless seal (true seal) or eared seal or seal
can be a stamp used to impress a design on a soft substance such as wax while phoca
is a seal.
As a verb seal
is to hunt seals or seal
can be to place a seal on (a document) or seal
can be (dialectal) to tie up animals (especially cattle) in their stalls.