Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A suborder of Lacertilia, or lizards, represented by the family Chamæleontidæ alone, characterized by the vermiform protrusile tongue, well-developed limbs, but no clavicle, pterygoid not reaching the quadrate bone, and nasal bones not bounding the nasal apertures: contrasted with Eriglossa. Also Rhiptoglossæ.
- n. Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
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