Thecophora

The·​coph·​o·​ra | \ thə̇ˈkäf(ə)rə \

Definition of Thecophora

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taxonomic synonym of leptomedusae

Thecophora

plural noun
\ " \

Definition of Thecophora (Entry 2 of 2)

in some classifications
: a suborder of Testudinata including all recent turtles except the leatherback

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Other Words from Thecophora

Plural noun

thecophoran \ -​rən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Thecophora

New Latin, from thec- + -phora

Plural noun

New Latin, from thec- + -phora

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“Thecophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thecophora. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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