Pelomedusidae

plural noun

Pel·​o·​me·​du·​si·​dae
ˌpelōmə̇ˈd(y)üsəˌdē
: a family of freshwater pleurodiran tortoises of Africa, Madagascar, and South America

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pelomedusa, type genus (from pel- + Latin Medusa, one of the three Gorgons) + -idae

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“Pelomedusidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pelomedusidae. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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