plural noun Che·lyd·i·dae \kəˈlidəˌdē\

Definition of Chelydidae

  1. :  a family of side-necked freshwater turtles inhabiting South America and Australasia

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Origin and Etymology of chelydidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Chelyd-, taken as stem of Chelys, variant of Chelus chelus + -idae -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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