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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Andromeda.

[Latin lacerta, lizard.]


n, Latin genitive Lacertae (ləˈsɜːtiː)
(Astronomy) a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere, part of which is crossed by the Milky Way, lying between Cygnus and Andromeda
[Latin: lizard]
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Noun1.Lacerta - type genus of the LacertidaeLacerta - type genus of the Lacertidae  
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
family Lacertidae, Lacertidae - Old World lizards
Lacerta agilis, sand lizard - a common and widely distributed lizard of Europe and central Asia
green lizard, Lacerta viridis - a common Eurasian lizard about a foot long
References in classic literature ?
Neither have that rapid movement, so characteristic of the genera Lacerta and Iguana.
Two days before the New England Patriots football team won the 2015 NFL Super Bowl, Lacerta Group, Inc.
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Perhaps the best known group of galaxies situated very close to the northern border with Lacerta is NGC 7320 and its members.
This theory is supported by a report documenting the dispersal of the lizard Lacerta agilis on river flotsam and new colonization during a substantial Hood that occurred on the Elbe River near Meisen, Germany, in 2002 (Prokoph 2003).
This is because the most important species enjoying our beaches is not homo sapiens, but lacerta agalis - sand lizards to you and me.
Lacerta Technology, manufacturer of characterisation and identification instruments for plastics, has extended the capabilities of its identiPol testing equipment.
The funds are to be committed to two projects: bringing Marianas to operations, either solely or as a joint venture under the Heads of Agreement already signed with Lacerta Finance and Mining Spa, and potentially Condor's commitment to the drilling program for The Duel Joint Venture.
The newly discovered black hole orbits the Be star known as MWC 656, located in the constellation Lacerta (the Lizard) -- 8,500 light-years from Earth.
Table de developpement du lezard vivipare: Lacerta (Zootoca) vivipara Jacquin.
Amongst these are Lacerta bendimahiensis (aka lizard of Bendimahi), Lacerta viridis (aka green lizard), Ophisops elegans elegans (aka field lizard), Laudakia caucasica (aka caucasian lizard), Natrix tesellata (known as water snake),
The conditions to make wine here are world-class," says Walter Friedl, the Austrian co-owner of the Lacerta winery.