Definition of Testudinata

1. Noun. Tortoises and turtles.




Definition of Testudinata

1. n. pl. An order of reptiles which includes the turtles and tortoises. The body is covered by a shell consisting of an upper or dorsal shell, called the carapace, and a lower or ventral shell, called the plastron, each of which consists of several plates.

Medical Definition of Testudinata

1. An order of reptiles which includes the turtles and tortoises. The body is covered by a shell consisting of an upper or dorsal shell, called the carapace, and a lower or ventral shell, called the plastron, each of which consists of several plates. Origin: Nl. See Testudo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Testudinata

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1. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"This Class comprises three Orders, — testudinata or Turtles, Sauria or Lizards ... THE Order of testudinata comprises scaly reptiles which have a continuous ..."

2. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"Let us take the pelvis of Sphenodon as a type of reptilian pelvis, and see in what relations the pelvis of the testudinata and other vertebrates stands. ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1867)
"This Class comprises three Orders, — testudinata or Turtles, Sauria or Lizards ... THE Order of testudinata comprises scaly reptiles which have a continuous ..."

4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"This Class comprises three Orders, — testudinata or Turtles, Sauria or Lizards ... THE Order of testudinata comprises scaly reptiles which have a continuous ..."

5. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"This Class comprises three Orders, — testudinata or Turtles, Sauria or Lizards ... THE Order of testudinata comprises scaly reptiles which have a continuous ..."

6. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1836)
"FOSSIL TORTOISES, OR testudinata. AMONG the existing animal population of the warmer regions of the earth, there is an extensive order of reptiles, ..."

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