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lacertilian

[las-er-til-ee-uh n, -til-yuh n] /ˌlæs ərˈtɪl i ən, -ˈtɪl yən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia, comprising the lizards.
noun
2.
a lacertilian reptile.
Also, lacertian
[luh-sur-shuh n] /ləˈsɜr ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Lacertili(a) (Latin Lacert(a) Lacerta + -ilia, neuter plural of -ilis -ile) + -an
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lacertilian

/ˌlæsəˈtɪlɪən/
noun
1.
any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (lizards)
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Lacertilia
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin lacerta lizard
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lacertilian
  (lās'ər-tĭl'ē-ən)   
Relating to or characteristic of lizards and closely related reptiles.
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