plural noun Emyd·i·dae \ə̇ˈmidəˌdē, ēˈ-\

Definition of Emydidae

  1. :  a family of chelonians comprising most of the freshwater aquatic tortoises and terrapins and closely related to Testudinidae in which it has often been included as a subfamily

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Origin and Etymology of emydidae

New Latin, from Emyd-, Emys, type genus + -idae

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