- any limbless, snakelike lizard of the genus Ophisaurus, inhabiting the eastern U.S., Europe, and Asia, having external ear openings and the ability to regenerate its long, fragile tail.
Also called glass snake.
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- any snakelike lizard of the genus Ophisaurus, of Europe, Asia, and North America, with vestigial hind limbs and a tail that breaks off easily: family Anguidae
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