lacertid

[ luh-sur-tid ]
/ ləˈsɜr tɪd /
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noun

any of numerous Old World lizards of the family Lacertidae.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Lacertidae family of lizards.

Nearby words

  1. lacerated wound,
  2. laceration,
  3. lacerative,
  4. lacerta,
  5. lacertian,
  6. lacertilian,
  7. lacertus,
  8. lacewing,
  9. lacewood,
  10. lacework

Origin of lacertid

< New Latin Lacertidae. See Lacerta, -id2

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Examples from the Web for lacertid

  • 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
  • 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