Chelonethida

Chelonethida

n. an order comprising the false scorpions.
Syn. -- order Chelonethida, Pseudoscorpionida, order Pseudoscorpionida, Pseudoscorpiones, order Pseudoscorpiones.
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Che*lo"ni*a

(k*l"n*), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chelw`nh a tortoise.] (Zol.) An order of reptiles, including the tortoises and turtles, peculiar in having a part of the vertebr, 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.
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