testudinal

testudinal

[te-stood-n-l, -styood-]
adjective
pertaining to or resembling a tortoise or tortoise shell.
Also, testudinarian [te-stood-n-air-ee-uhn, -styood-] .


Origin:
1815–25; < Latin testūdin- (stem of testūdō) tortoise (see testudo) + -al1

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testudinal or testudinary (tɛˈstjuːdɪnəl, tɛˈstjuːdɪˌərɪ)
 
adj
of, relating to, or resembling a tortoise or turtle or the shell of either of these animals
 
[C19: from Latin testudo]
 
testudinary or testudinary
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin testudo]

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