teiid

[tee-id]
noun
  1. any of a large group of chiefly tropical New World lizards of the family Teiidae, as the racerunner, caiman lizard, or whiptail, characterized by large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Teiidae.

Origin of teiid

1955–60; < New Latin Teiidae, equivalent to Tei(us) genus name (< Portuguese tejú lizard of the genus Tupinambis < Tupi tejú, teyú) + -idae -id2
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