Testudinate meaning

tĕs-to͝odn-ĭt, -āt, -tyo͝od-
Having a protective bony shell, as the turtle.
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A turtle or tortoise.
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Arched or vaulted like a tortoise shell.
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A turtle.
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Of, like or relating to a tortoise.
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Resembling a tortoise shell in appearance or structure; arched; vaulted.
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Origin of testudinate

  • From New Latin Testūdināta former order name from Testūdō type genus from Latin testūdō testūdin- tortoise testudo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin testÅ«dinātus (“arched, vaulted"), from testÅ«dō (“tortoise") + -ātus.

    From Wiktionary