Definition of pleurodire in English:

pleurodire

Pronunciation /ˈplʊərə(ʊ)dʌɪə/ /ˈplɔːrə(ʊ)dʌɪə/

adjective

Zoology

noun

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

Origin

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