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turtle

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noun tur·tle \ˈtərt-əl\

Medical Definition of turtle

plural turtles also turtle

  1. :  any of an order (Testudines) of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine reptiles that have a toothless horny beak and a shell of bony dermal plates usually covered with horny shields enclosing the trunk and into which the head, limbs, and tail usually may be withdrawn—called also chelonian





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