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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
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Teiidae.

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

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teiid

noun
tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail [syn: teiid lizard
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