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testudinate

[te-stood-n-it, -eyt, -styood-] /tɛˈstud n ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -ˈstyud-/
adjective
1.
formed like the carapace of a tortoise; arched; vaulted.
2.
noun
3.
a turtle.
4.
any member of the order Testudines, comprising turtles, tortoises, and terrapins.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin testūdinātus. See testudinal, -ate1
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