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scincoid

[sing-koid]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a skink.
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noun
  1. a scincoid lizard.
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Origin of scincoid

1780–90; < Latin scinc(us) skink1 + -oid
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Historical Examples of scincoid

  • Scincoid, sing′koid, n. one of a family of saurian reptiles, the typical genus of which is the Scin′cus or skink.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for scincoid

scincoid

scincoidian

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a skink
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noun
  1. any animal, esp a lizard, resembling a skink
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Word Origin for scincoid

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