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  1. any of numerous lizards of the family Iguanidae, of the New World, Madagascar, and several islands of the South Pacific, comprising terrestrial, semiaquatic, and arboreal species typically with a long tail and, in the male, a bright throat patch, including the anoles, collared lizards, earless lizards, horned lizards, and iguanas.
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the iguanids.
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Origin of iguanid

< New Latin Iguanidae, equivalent to Iguan(a) name of genus (see iguana) + -idae -id2
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Examples from the Web for iguanid

Historical Examples

  • Notes on the variation, distribution, and ecology of the iguanid lizard Enyaliosaurus clarki.

    The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico

    William E. Duellman

  • They belong to the family Iguanid, which includes some very large species.

  • The iguanid genus Sceloporus is perhaps better known than any other kind of lizard as regards its movements.