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the only species (Dermochelys coriacea) of a family (Dermochelyidae) of tropical sea turtles, covered with a tough, leathery upper shell: it is the largest living turtle, weighing up to c. 725 kg (c. 1,600 lb)
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The largest living sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), found in tropical waters and having a tough, leathery carapace with seven longitudinal ridges.