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(ə-gā′mə, ăg′ə-)
An agamid lizard, especially one of the genus Agama.

[New Latin Agama, genus name, from agama, specific epithet in Lacerta agama, name of a lizard species established by Carl Linnaeus (perhaps conflating the Neotropical lizard Plica plica and an African species of the current genus Agama), ultimately of Gbe origin (compare Ewe àgàmà and Fon àgãmã, chameleon), perhaps via Sranan agama, large lizard, or Saramaccan (English- and Portuguese-based creole of Suriname and French Guiana) agama, chameleon.]
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(ˈæɡəmə; əˈɡæmə)
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
[C19: Carib]
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(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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The canon of holy work.
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Noun1.agama - small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old Worldagama - small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World
agamid, agamid lizard - a lizard of the family Agamidae
genus Agama - type genus of the Agamidae
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Agama, read as follows: That this House deplores the government's unconstitutional dismissal of a large number of public servants and views it as an abuse of trust.
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Presently, Islamic education in Malaysia can be found in four types of schools: Sekolah Kebangsaan (national schools), Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama(national religious secondary school), Sekolah Agama Negeri (state religious schools), and Sekolah Agama Rakyat (people's religious schools).
resulto ser el entero-parasito mas frecuentemente detectado (14%), sin embargo, esta frecuencia para el taxon es mas baja que la detectada en Agama stellio (Agamidae) en Egipto (22,22-29,6%) [9]; Oochoristica spp.