Definition of pleurodire in English:

pleurodire

adjective

Zoology

Pronunciation

pleurodire

/ˈplʊərə(ʊ)dʌɪə/ /ˈplɔːrə(ʊ)dʌɪə/

noun

Zoology
  • A chelonian of the suborder Pleurodira; a side-necked turtle.

Pronunciation

pleurodire

/ˈplʊərə(ʊ)dʌɪə/ /ˈplɔːrə(ʊ)dʌɪə/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Cope (1840–1897). From scientific Latin Pleurodira.