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lacertid

[luh-sur-tid] /ləˈsɜr tɪd/
noun
1.
any of numerous Old World lizards of the family Lacertidae.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Lacertidae family of lizards.
Origin of lacertid
< New Latin Lacertidae. See Lacerta, -id2
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  • So far as known, the habits of the various Lizards which constitute the family of lacertid are much the same.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • All of these reptiles have exceedingly long tails, though not so inordinately long as in the lacertid of the genus Tachydromus.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

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