scincoid

scincoid

[sing-koid]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a skink.
noun
2.
a scincoid lizard.

Origin:
1780–90; < Latin scinc(us) skink1 + -oid

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scincoid or scincoidian (ˈsɪŋkɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling a skink
 
n
2.  any animal, esp a lizard, resembling a skink
 
[C18: from New Latin scincoidēs, from Latin scincus a skink]
 
scincoidian or scincoidian
 
adj
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin scincoidēs, from Latin scincus a skink]

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