scincoid

[ sing-koid ]
/ ˈsɪŋ kɔɪd /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a skink.

noun

a scincoid lizard.

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Origin of scincoid

1780–90; <Latin scinc(us) skink1 + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for scincoid

scincoid

scincoidian

/ (ˈsɪŋkɔɪd) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a skink

noun

any animal, esp a lizard, resembling a skink

Word Origin for scincoid

C18: from New Latin scincoidēs, from Latin scincus a skink
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