Eretmochelys

noun
Er·​et·​moch·​e·​lys | \ ˌeˌretˈmäkələ̇s \

Definition of Eretmochelys

: a genus of aquatic turtles including only the hawksbill

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History and Etymology for Eretmochelys

New Latin, from Greek eretmon oar + chelys turtle (propel a boat)

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“Eretmochelys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eretmochelys. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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