belonging or pertaining to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia, comprising the lizards.
a lacertilian reptile.
- Also la·cer·tian [luh-sur-shuhn]. /ləˈsɜr ʃən/.
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How to use lacertilian in a sentence
Certain footprints in the coal measures of Kansas have been supposed to belong to lacertilian or dinosaurian forms.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for lacertilian
any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (lizards)
of, relating to, or belonging to the Lacertilia
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Scientific definitions for lacertilian
Relating to or characteristic of lizards and closely related reptiles.
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