Definitions

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  • n. Any of the suborder Iguania of iguanas, chameleons, agamids, and "New World lizards".
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the suborder Iguania.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling, or pertaining to, the iguana.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling or related to an iguana; belonging or relating to the Iguanidæ.
  • n. An iguana, or some similar lizard.
  • n. Also iguanoid.

Etymologies

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Iguania +‎ -an

Examples

  • Modes of ear reduction in iguanian lizards (Reptilia, Iguania); different paths to similar ends.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • For example, “The overwhelming molecular-genetic evidence shows that the primitive-looking iguanian lizards are close relatives of two of the most advanced lineages, the snakes on the one hand and the monitor lizards and their relatives on the other,” Vidal says.

    The Panda's Thumb: Shoptalk Archives

  • Now pleurodont iguanian lizards abound in the South American region; but nowhere else, and are not as yet known to inhabit any part of the present continent of Africa.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • Agamids are iguanian lizards found across Africa, southern Asia and Australasia, and they’re fascinating for a host of reasons.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Then 2 you’ll note that the “primitive-looking iguanian lizards are close relatives of two of the most advanced lineages, the snakes on the one hand and the monitor lizards and their relatives on the other.”

    Followup to "dragons and microbes" post - The Panda's Thumb

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