Cheloniidae

plural noun
Chel·​o·​ni·​i·​dae | \ˌkeləˈnīəˌdē\

Definition of Cheloniidae 

: a family of large marine turtles including the green turtle, hawksbill, and loggerhead

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History and Etymology for Cheloniidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Chelonia Chelonia entry 2 + -idae -idae

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