lacertilian

lacertilian

[las-er-til-ee-uhn, -til-yuhn]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia, comprising the lizards.
noun
2.
a lacertilian reptile.
Also, lacertian [luh-sur-shuhn] .


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Lacertili(a) (Latin Lacert(a) Lacerta + -ilia, neuter plural of -ilis -ile) + -an

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lacertilian (ˌlæsəˈtɪlɪən)
 
n
1.  any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (lizards)
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Lacertilia
 
[C19: New Latin, from Latin lacerta lizard]

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lacertilian   (lās'ər-tĭl'ē-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or characteristic of lizards and closely related reptiles.
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