Chamaeleon


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Cha·mae·leon

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

[Latin chamaeleōn, chameleon; see chameleon.]

Chamaeleon

(kəˈmiːlɪən)
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Rogue planet name Mass relative Distance in Constellation to Jupiter's light-years from Earth OTS44 ~12 522 Chamaeleon CFBDSIR 2149-0403 4-7 101 Dorado PSO J318.
Type species Calactodrillia chamaeleon Kilburn, 1988, by original designation.
Praxiphanes of Mytilene and Chamaeleon of Heraclea; text, translation, and discussion.