Emydidae


Emydidae
noun
box and water turtles
Syn: ↑family Emydidae
Hypernyms: ↑reptile family
Member Meronyms:

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\\ə̇ˈmidəˌdē, ēˈ-\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Emyd-, Emys, type genus + -idae
: a family of chelonians comprising most of the freshwater aquatic tortoises and terrapins and closely related to Testudinidae in which it has often been included as a subfamily

Useful english dictionary. 2012.