Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An order of reptiles, including the saurians proper or lizards, as the monitors, iguanas, geckos, chameleons, etc., and excluding the crocodiles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) An order of Reptilia, which includes the lizards.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun true lizards; including chameleons and geckos

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Examples

  • Again, the more ancient Crocodilia and Lacertilia have vertebrae with the articular facets of their centra flattened or biconcave, while the modern members of the same group have them procoelous.

    Essays

  • The order Urodela may well recall to mind the Lacertilia amongst reptiles, with which animals the Urodela were actually classed by Linneus.

    The Common Frog

  • Again, the more ancient Crocodilia and Lacertilia have vertebræ with the articular facets of their centra flattened or biconcave, while the modern members of the same group have them procoelous.

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • Again, the more ancient Crocodilia and Lacertilia have vertebrae with the articular facets of their centra flattened or biconcave, while the modern members of the same group have them procoelous.

    Lectures and Essays

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