chelonian

noun
che·​lo·​ni·​an | \ ki-ˈlō-nē-ən How to pronounce chelonian (audio) \

Definition of chelonian

: turtle

Other Words from chelonian

chelonian adjective

First Known Use of chelonian

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chelonian

Greek chelōnē tortoise

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chelonian

noun
che·​lo·​ni·​an | \ ki-ˈlō-nē-ən How to pronounce chelonian (audio) \

Medical Definition of chelonian

: turtle

Other Words from chelonian

chelonian adjective

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