Testaceous animals
Testaceous Tes*ta"ceous, a. [L. testaceus, fr. testa a shell. See {Testa}.] 1. Of or pertaining to shells; consisted of a hard shell, or having a hard shell. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Having a dull red brick color or a brownish yellow color. [1913 Webster]

{Testaceous animals} (Zo["o]l.), animals having a firm, calcareous shell, as oysters and clams, thus distinguished from {crustaceous animals}, whose shells are more thin and soft, and consist of several joints, or articulations, as lobsters and crabs. [1913 Webster]


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  • Testaceous — Tes*ta ceous, a. [L. testaceus, fr. testa a shell. See {Testa}.] 1. Of or pertaining to shells; consisted of a hard shell, or having a hard shell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Having a dull red brick color or a brownish yellow color. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Testudines — Testudo Tes*tu do, n.; pl. {Testudines}. [L., from testa the shell of shellfish, or of testaceous animals.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Testudo — Tes*tu do, n.; pl. {Testudines}. [L., from testa the shell of shellfish, or of testaceous animals.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Testudo Graeca — Testudo Tes*tu do, n.; pl. {Testudines}. [L., from testa the shell of shellfish, or of testaceous animals.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protist — protistan /proh tis teuhn/, adj., n. protistic, adj. /proh tist/, n. any of various one celled organisms, classified in the kingdom Protista, that are either free living or aggregated into simple colonies and that have diverse reproductive and… …   Universalium

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  • Testacea — Tes*ta ce*a, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. testaceum a shelled anumal. See {Testaceous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Invertebrate animals covered with shells, especially mollusks; shellfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • -aceous — suffix forming adjectives, esp. from nouns in acea, aceae (herbaceous; rosaceous). Etymology: L aceus: see ACEA * * * |āshəs adjective suffix Etymology: Latin aceus : characterized by arenaceous argillaceous …   Useful english dictionary

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