Emydidae

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

Definition of Emydidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Emydidae

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

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“Emydidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Emydidae. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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