[ luh-sur-tid ]

  1. any of numerous Old World lizards of the family Lacertidae.

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Lacertidae family of lizards.

Origin of lacertid

<New Latin Lacertidae.See Lacerta, -id2

Words Nearby lacertid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lacertid in a sentence

  • 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