Dermochelys

noun

Der·​moch·​e·​lys
dərˈmäkələ̇s
: a genus (the type of the family Dermochelyidae) of large marine turtles including only the leatherback

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from derm- + Greek chelys tortoise

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“Dermochelys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dermochelys. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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