[las-er-til-ee-uh n, -til-yuh n]
- belonging or pertaining to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia, comprising the lizards.
- a lacertilian reptile.
Also la·cer·tian [luh-sur-shuh n] /ləˈsɜr ʃən/.
Origin of lacertilian
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In other words, the body, hind legs, and tail are lacertilian in character.Evolution in Art
Alfred C. Haddon
Lizard, liz′ard, n. a family of four-footed scaly reptiles, a saurian or lacertilian.
Certain footprints in the coal measures of Kansas have been supposed to belong to lacertilian or dinosaurian forms.
- any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (lizards)
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Lacertilia
C19: New Latin, from Latin lacerta lizard
- Relating to or characteristic of lizards and closely related reptiles.
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