lacertid

[ luh-sur-tid ]
/ ləˈsɜr tɪd /

noun

any of numerous Old World lizards of the family Lacertidae.

adjective

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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Example sentences 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