from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Scincidæ: formerly used with great latitude, now restricted to a few species of northern Africa and Syria, as S. officinalis, the officinal skink, or adda, once in high medical repute.
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- n. type genus of Scincidae
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