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lacertid

[luh-sur-tid]
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noun
  1. any of numerous Old World lizards of the family Lacertidae.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Lacertidae family of lizards.
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Origin of lacertid

< New Latin Lacertidae. See Lacerta, -id2
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Examples from the Web for lacertid

Historical Examples

  • 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