Chelodina

noun Chel·o·di·na \ ˌkeləˈdīnə \

Definition of Chelodina

:a genus of freshwater turtles of Australia including the long-necked turtle

chelodine

\ˈkeləˌdīn, -də̇n\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of chelodina

borrowed from New Latin, perhaps from Greek chelō- (from chelṓnē “tortoise, land turtle”) + New Latin -d-, formative of dental stems (as in Emyd-, EmysEmys, Testudo Testudo ) + -ina1-ina


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