Definition of Soft-shelled turtle

1. Noun. Voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites.

Exact synonyms: Pancake Turtle
Generic synonyms: Turtle
Group relationships: Family Trionychidae, Trionychidae
Specialized synonyms: Spiny Softshell, Trionyx Spiniferus, Smooth Softshell, Trionyx Muticus

Definition of Soft-shelled turtle

1. Noun. A variant form of '''soft-shell turtle'''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soft-shelled Turtle

soft-shell clam
soft-shell crab
soft-shell turtle
soft-shell turtles
soft-shelled crab
soft-shelled turtle (current term)
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soft X-ray
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soft agar
soft as a baby's bottom
soft boiled
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Literary usage of Soft-shelled turtle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"The soft- shelled turtle is the least protected by bony plates. ... Correlated with the defective armature in the soft-shelled turtle we find the extreme of ..."

2. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"The head markings are like the Spiny Soft- shelled Turtle—the bands uniting at the base of the proboscis; on many specimens the head markings are very ..."

3. The Fauna of a Medial Tertiary Formation and the Associated Horizons of Roy Ernest Dickerson, William Stephen Webster Kew by Roy Ernest Dickerson, William Stephen Webster Kew (1917)
"... on Western Washington and Adjacent British Columbia 1 By Albert B. Reagan. (Published July 18. 1917) Concerning the Origin of the soft-shelled turtle, ..."

4. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"449) is the southern soft-shelled turtle of North America, occurring in muddy-bottomed streams and FIG. 449. — The soft-shelled turtle. Trionyx ferox. ..."

5. First Report on the Economic Features of Turtles of Pennsylvania by Harvey Adam Surface (1908)
"... soft-shelled turtle and Unarmed soft-shelled turtle. It receives its common name, "Leather Turtle," from the fact that the covering is not hard, ..."

6. On Mammalian Descent; the Hunterian Lectures for 1884: Being Nine Lectures by William Kitchen Parker (1885)
"284), states that the lung capacity of the soft-shelled turtle is far less in proportion to its body-weight than is that of the land turtles. ..."

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