Archelon

noun Ar·che·lon \ˈärkəˌlän\

Definition of Archelon

  1. :  a genus of very large extinct marine turtles from the Cretaceous of South Dakota having a well-developed plastron but poorly developed carapace

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Origin and Etymology of archelon

New Latin, probably irregular from archi- + Greek chelōnē tortoise; akin to Greek chelys tortoise


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