lacertilian


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lac·er·til·i·an

 (lăs′ər-tĭl′ē-ən)
n.
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.
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lacertilian

(ˌlæsəˈtɪlɪən)
n
(Animals) any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (lizards)
adj
(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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