Definition of pleurodire in English:

pleurodire

adjective

Zoology
  • = pleurodiran.

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.

Pronunciation

pleurodire

/ˈplɔːrə(ʊ)dʌɪə//ˈplʊərə(ʊ)dʌɪə/