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Any of various lizards and closely related reptiles.

[From New Latin Lacertīlia, former suborder name, from Latin lacerta, lizard.]

lac′er·til′i·an adj.


(Animals) any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (lizards)
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Lacertilia
[C19: New Latin, from Latin lacerta lizard]
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Adj.1.lacertilian - of or relating to lizards
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HEADLAND Risen like a sewer of precognition, of lacertilian biotite folds, cerebral lobes, anacoluthic evocations of Coatlicue, risen directly from Tory Island's ocean floor, cankered into its own principle of petri-growth, with heather, like rooted nightcrawlers, swarming between the bony plates extending along its crest, Dun Bhaloir turns its headless head to eyelessly stare into the Atlantic's horizontal dark blue depth-- flat shades, which are a banished Adam to this apple-tree abyss of erective crag.
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