iguanid

[ ih-gwah-nid ]
/ ɪˈgwɑ nɪd /

noun

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.

adjective

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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