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testudinal

[te-stood-n-l, -styood-] /tɛˈstud n l, -ˈstyud-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or resembling a tortoise or tortoise shell.
Also, testudinarian
[te-stood-n-air-ee-uh n, -styood-] /tɛˌstud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌstyud-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of testudinal
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin testūdin- (stem of testūdō) tortoise (see testudo) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for testudinal

testudinal

/tɛˈstjuːdɪnəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a tortoise or turtle or the shell of either of these animals
Word Origin
C19: from Latin testudo
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