Chelodina

noun
Chel·​o·​di·​na | \ ˌkeləˈdīnə \

Definition of Chelodina

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

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Other Words from Chelodina

chelodine \ ˈkeləˌdīn , -​də̇n \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Chelodina

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chelodina. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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