testudinate

testudinate

[te-stood-n-it, -eyt, -styood-]
adjective
1.
formed like the carapace of a tortoise; arched; vaulted.
noun
3.
a turtle.
4.
any member of the order Testudines, comprising turtles, tortoises, and terrapins.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin testūdinātus. See testudinal, -ate1

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