Pelomedusidae

plural noun Pel·o·me·du·si·dae \ ˌpelōmə̇ˈd(y)üsəˌdē \

Definition of Pelomedusidae

: a family of freshwater pleurodiran tortoises of Africa, Madagascar, and South America

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Origin and Etymology of pelomedusidae

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


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