Testudinate
Testudinate Tes*tu"di*nate, Testudinated Tes*tu"di*na`ted, a. [L. testudinatus, fr. testudo, -inis, a tortoise, an arch or vault.] Resembling a tortoise shell in appearance or structure; roofed; arched; vaulted. [1913 Webster]

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  • testudinate — [tes to͞od′ n it, testyo͞od′ nit; tes to͞od′ nāt΄, tes tyo͞od′ nāt΄] adj. [LL testudinatus: see TESTUDO] 1. arched or vaulted like a tortoise shell 2. having a protective bony shell, as the turtle n. a turtle …   English World dictionary

  • testudinate — adj. [L. testudo, tortoise] In the form of the shell of a tortoise; arched; vaulted …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

  • testudinate — adjective Of, like or relating to a tortoise. Syn: testudinal, testudinarious …   Wiktionary

  • testudinate — tes·tu·di·nate …   English syllables

  • testudinate — tes•tu•di•nate [[t]tɛˈstud n ɪt, ˌeɪt, ˈstyud [/t]] adj. 1) formed like the carapace of a tortoise; arched 2) ram of or pertaining to turtles 3) ram any member of the order Testudines, comprising turtles, tortoises, and terrapins • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • testudinate — /tɛsˈtjudənət/ (say tes tyoohduhnuht), / neɪt/ (say nayt) adjective formed like the carapace of a tortoise; arched; vaulted. {Latin testūdin , stem of testūdō tortoise + ate1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • testudinate — I. (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ə̇t, ˌāt adjective Etymology: New Latin Testudinata : of or relating to the Testudinata II. noun ( s) : a reptile of the order Testudinata …   Useful english dictionary

  • Testudinated — Testudinate Tes*tu di*nate, Testudinated Tes*tu di*na ted, a. [L. testudinatus, fr. testudo, inis, a tortoise, an arch or vault.] Resembling a tortoise shell in appearance or structure; roofed; arched; vaulted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Archelon — Taxobox name = Archelon fossil range = Late Cretaceous image width = 250px image caption = Artist s rendition regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Testudines subordo = Cryptodira familia = Protostegidae genus = Archelon …   Wikipedia

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