testudinal

[ te-stood-n-l, -styood- ]
/ tɛˈstud n l, -ˈstyud- /

adjective

pertaining to or resembling a tortoise or tortoise shell.

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Also tes·tu·di·nar·i·an [te-stood-n-air-ee-uh n, -styood-] /tɛˌstud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌstyud-/.

Origin of testudinal

1815–25; < Latin testūdin- (stem of testūdō) tortoise (see testudo) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for testudinal

testudinal

testudinary (tɛˈstjuːdɪˌərɪ)

/ (tɛˈstjuːdɪnəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a tortoise or turtle or the shell of either of these animals

Word Origin for testudinal

C19: from Latin testudo
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