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Related to agamids: agamid lizard, family Agamidae
An agamid lizard, especially one of the genus Agama.
[American Spanish, of Cariban origin.]
1. (Animals) any small terrestrial lizard of the genus Agama, which inhabit warm regions of the Old World: family Agamidae
2. (Animals) Also called: agamid any other lizard of the family Agamidae, which occur in the Old World and Australia and show a wide range of habits and diversity of structure
ag•a•ma(ˈæg ə mə)
n., pl. -mas.
any Old World lizard of the family Agamidae, esp. of the genus Agama: many have the ability to change color.
[1810–20; < New Latin < Carib]
ag′a•mid, n., adj.
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