Archelon

noun
Ar·​che·​lon | \ ˈärkəˌlän \

Definition of Archelon

: 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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History and Etymology for Archelon

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

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“Archelon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Archelon. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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