Definition of Chelonia in English:

Chelonia

Line breaks: Che|lo¦nia
Pronunciation: /kɪˈləʊnɪə
 
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noun

Zoology
  • former term for Testudines.
    More example sentences
    • The Norian age was remarkable for the appearance of the Chelonia which seem to have emerged out of nowhere.
    • Six extinct genera, as well as the extant genera Caretta and Chelonia, date from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe and North America.
    • More pages on Chelonia are planned for the near future.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek khelōnē 'tortoise'.

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