of, like, or being a turtle
Origin of chelonian; from Modern Latin Chelonia ; from Classical Greek chel?n? (; from Indo-European base an unverified form ghelou-, turtle) + -an
A reptile of the order Chelonia; a turtle or tortoise.
Origin of chelonianFrom New Latin Chel&omacron;nia, order name, from Greek khel&omacron;n&emacron;, tortoise.
(comparative more chelonian, superlative most chelonian)
- Of, relating to, or belonging to the order Chelonia (Testudines), which includes the turtles and tortoises.
- A reptile of the order Chelonia (Testudines)