from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Testudinate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to, tortoises.
  • adj. Resembling a tortoise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a tortoise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling a tortoise.


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  • Finally, in a climactic Big Change, the lepidos morphed into a coffinlike testudinal phase.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • It must have morphed into the helpless testudinal phase unexpectedly and died when one of the carnivores found it.

    Perseus Spur

  • If she had gone to ICS with her suspicions after Rampart External Security failed to investigate the testudinal Haluk corpse found on Cravat, the Secretariat would certainly have declined jurisdiction and passed the buck to SXA.

    Perseus Spur

  • "Bascombe found a Haluk lepidodermoid-phase husk plus a half-eaten testudinal-phase body while on a back-country hunting trip near Pickle Pothole.

    Perseus Spur

  • "They are Haluk people," Scientist Milik explained, "resting in the testudinal phase.

    Perseus Spur


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