Definition of Chelonian

1. Noun. A reptile of the order Chelonia.

Exact synonyms: Chelonian Reptile
Generic synonyms: Anapsid, Anapsid Reptile
Group relationships: Chelonia, Order Chelonia, Order Testudinata, Order Testudines, Testudinata, Testudines
Specialized synonyms: Turtle



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling or being a turtle or tortoise.
Partainyms: Chelonia
Derivative terms: Chelonia

Definition of Chelonian

1. a. Of or pertaining to animals of the tortoise kind.

Definition of Chelonian

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or belonging to the order ''Chelonia'' (''Testudines''), which includes the turtles and tortoises. ¹

2. Noun. A reptile of the order Chelonia (''Testudines'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chelonian

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chelonian

1. Resembling or relating to a turtle, tortoise, or terrapin. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chelonian

chelicerous
chelidamic
chelidamic acid
chelidon
chelidonius
cheliferous
cheliform
cheliped
chelipeds
chelkarite
cheloid
cheloid scar
cheloids
chelone
chelones
chelonian (current term)
chelonian reptile
chelonians
chelotropic
chelp
chelping
chelsea boy
chelsea boys
chelyabinskite
chem-
chem.
chem lab
chemesthesis
chemexfoliation
chemi-

Literary usage of Chelonian

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1. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"XXXV PRELIMINARY NOTE ON THE FOSSIL REMAINS OF A chelonian REPTILE, ... It resembles an ordinary chelonian caudal vertebra from the anterior half of the ..."

2. The Hand, Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design by Charles Bell (1833)
"In the chelonian order, the tortoises, we see another design accomplished, in the union of these bones ; and the change is owing to a very curious ..."

3. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1854)
"Osteology of chelonian Reptiles—Tortoises and Turtles.—Those animals to which, in the manifold modifications of the organic framework, a portable dwelling ..."

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