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Any of several small North and Central American freshwater turtles of the family Kinosternidae and especially the genus Sternotherus, which emit a strong-smelling secretion from musk glands when disturbed.
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(Animals) any of several small turtles of the genus Sternotherus, esp S. odoratus (common musk turtle or stinkpot), that emit a strong unpleasant odour: family Kinosternidae
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any of several aquatic turtles of the genus Sternotherus, of North America, having a musky odor.
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|Noun||1.||musk turtle - small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor|
mud turtle - bottom-dwelling freshwater turtle inhabiting muddy rivers of North America and Central America
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