: a genus of freshwater turtles of Australia including the long-necked turtle
adjective or noun

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, perhaps from Greek chelō- (from chelṓnē "tortoise, land turtle") + New Latin -d-, formative of dental stems (as in Emyd-, Emys Emys, Testudo Testudo ) + -ina -ina entry 1

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“Chelodina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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