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also Cha·me·leon  (kə-mēl′yən, -mē′lē-ən)
A constellation in the southern polar region near Apus and Mensa.

[Latin chamaeleōn, chameleon; see chameleon.]


n, Latin genitive Chamaeleontis (kəˌmiːlɪˈɒntɪs)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation lying between Volans and the South celestial pole
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Noun1.Chamaeleon - a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa
2.chamaeleon - lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
Chamaeleonidae, Chamaeleontidae, family Chamaeleonidae, family Chamaeleontidae, family Rhiptoglossa, Rhiptoglossa - Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
African chameleon, Chamaeleo chamaeleon - a chameleon found in Africa
Chamaeleo oweni, horned chameleon - a kind of chameleon
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