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Noun: Testudines
  1. Tortoises and turtles
    - Chelonia, order Chelonia, Testudinata, order Testudinata, order Testudines
Noun: testudo (testudines)  tes't(y)oo-dow
  1. A movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification

Type of: animal order, protection, protective cover, protective covering

Part of: Anapsida, subclass Anapsida

Encyclopedia: Testudines