chelonian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chelonian of or relating to or resembling or being a turtle or tortoise
    • n chelonian a reptile of the order Chelonia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chelonian (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to animals of the tortoise kind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chelonian Of, pertaining to, or having the characters of the Chelonia; testudinate.
    • n chelonian One of the Chelonia or Testudinata; a turtle or tortoise.
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Usage

In literature:

The "superb specimen of a chelonian" was no longer there!
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
However, this is not the most general use to which the chelonian eggs are put in the provinces of Amazones and Para.
"Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" by Jules Verne
Also the upper half of the immovable case in which the body of a Chelonian is protected.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
The embryology of turtles throws light upon the fossil chelonians.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
The "superb specimen of a chelonian" was no longer there!
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne
The eighth group is assigned by President Hitchcock to the Chelonian or turtle tribe.
"Remarks on some fossil impressions in the sandstone rocks of Connecticut River" by John Collins Warren
The stride, on the other hand, is four inches, or twice that of the Beauharnais Chelonian.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Here the opisthotic bone appears in the occipital region, as in the adult Chelonian.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Among Chelonian reptiles that region of the brain is more remarkable for height.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Retention of scutes protects the shell of terrestrial chelonians against wear.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
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In news:

The Chelonian Institute's collection of turtles and fossils draws researchers worldwide to Oviedo.
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