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chelonia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chelonia  \Che*lo"ni*a\  (k[-e]*l[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]),  n.  pl  [NL., 
  fr  Gr  chelw`nh  a  tortoise.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  reptiles,  including  the  tortoises  and  turtles, 
  peculiar  in  having  a  part  of  the  vertebr[ae],  ribs,  and 
  sternum  united  with  the  dermal  plates  so  as  to  form  a  firm 
  shell.  The  jaws  are  covered  by  a  horny  beak.  See  {Reptilia}; 
  also  Illust.  in  Appendix. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Chelonia 
  n  1:  green  turtles  [syn:  {Chelonia},  {genus  Chelonia}] 
  2:  tortoises  and  turtles  [syn:  {Chelonia},  {order  Chelonia},  {Testudinata}, 
  {order  Testudinata},  {Testudines},  {order  Testudines}] 




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