Kinosternon

noun Kin·o·ster·non \-)nən\

Definition of Kinosternon

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Kinosternidae) of North American freshwater turtles distinguished by fully hinged plastral lobes capable of completely closing the shell

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Origin and Etymology of kinosternon

New Latin, from kin- + Greek sternon breast — more at sternum


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