Testudinal Tes*tu"di*nal, a. [See {Testudo}.] (Zo["o]l.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a tortoise. [1913 Webster]

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  • testudinal — [tes to͞od΄ ner′ē əs, tes tyo͞od΄ ner′ē əstes to͞od′ n əl, testyo͞od′ n əl] adj. [< L testudineus < testudo (see TESTUDO) + AL] of or like a tortoise or its shell; testudinate: also testudinarious [tes to͞od΄ ner′ē əs, tes tyo͞od΄ ner′ē əs] …   English World dictionary

  • testudinal — /te stoohd n l, styoohd /, adj. pertaining to or resembling a tortoise or tortoise shell. Also, testudinarian /te stoohd n air ee euhn, styoohd /. [1815 25; < L testudin (s. of testudo) tortoise (see TESTUDO) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • testudinal — adjective a) Of, or relating to, tortoises. b) Resembling a tortoise. Syn: testudinarious, testudinate …   Wiktionary

  • testudinal — tes·tu·di·nal …   English syllables

  • testudinal — tes•tu•di•nal [[t]tɛˈstud n l, ˈstyud [/t]] adj. zool. pertaining to or resembling a tortoise or tortoise shell • Etymology: 1815–25; < L testūdin , s. of testūdō tortoise (see testudo) + al I …   From formal English to slang

  • testudinal —   a. pertaining to or like tortoise or tortoiseshell.    ♦ testudinarious, a.    ♦ testudinate,   a. like tortoiseshell; arched; n. turtle …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • testudinal — adj. of or shaped like a tortoise. Etymology: as TESTUDO …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Latin influence in English — English has been called a Germanic language with a Romance vocabulary. Estimates of native words (derived from Old English) in English range from 20% ndash;33%, with the rest made up of foreign borrowings. A large number of these borrowings are… …   Wikipedia

  • testudinate — /te stoohd n it, ayt , styoohd /, adj. 1. formed like the carapace of a tortoise; arched; vaulted. 2. chelonian. n. 3. a turtle. 4. any member of the order Testudines, comprising turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. [1720 30; < L testudinatus. See… …   Universalium

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