• Chelonia Definition & Synonyms
- (n. pl.) An order of reptiles, including the tortoises and turtles, peculiar in having a part of the vertebrae, ribs, and sternum united with the dermal plates so as to form a firm shell. The jaws are covered by a horny beak. See Reptilia; also, Illust. in Appendix.
• Chelonian Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Of or pertaining to animals of the tortoise kind.
- (n.) One of the Chelonia.