testudinate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin testūdinātus (arched, vaulted), from testūdō (tortoise) + -ātus.

Adjective[edit]

testudinate (comparative more testudinate, superlative most testudinate)

  1. Of, like or relating to a tortoise.
    • 2003: Fans of the testudinate pace and art-house vibe of writer-director Sally Potter — editorial review of the DVD The Man Who Cried, http://amazon.com
  2. Resembling a tortoise shell in appearance or structure; arched; vaulted.

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