Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of lizards and closely related reptiles; Saurian.

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  • adj. Relating to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia.
  • adj. Lizard like.
  • n. A reptile of suborder Lacertilia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as lacertian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Lacertilia, or having their characters; lacertiform; saurian.
  • n. One of the Lacertilia; a saurian.

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

  • adj. of or relating to lizards

Etymologies

From New Latin Lacertīlia, former suborder name, from Latin lacerta, lizard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Iguanidae family is only one of about 17 families of the lacertilian suborder; it includes the subfamilies of iguana iguanas (green) and spiny-tailed (black) iguanas which are abundant in the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico area.

    The Three Eyed Iguanas of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Iguanas are one of the five generally recognized infraorders of the lacertilian suborder of reptiles which includes all lizards.

    The Three Eyed Iguanas of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • "I had my base camp here" — a red square — "and I was tracking this humpback lacertilian through here" — dotted yellow meanders.

    Perseus Spur

  • Woritak stuck needles into my ribs and slowly the acute pain vanished, leaving only leftover aches from my encounters with the lacertilian and Bron's trail-stompers.

    Perseus Spur

  • It was raspy and rumbling, and even if it had come from the monitor's mouth, it would have been much too resonant for a lacertilian throat.

    The Veiled Dragon

  • He had no sooner disappeared into the little room, the door of which he left slightly open, when I mentally consigned the green lizards and, in fact, the whole lacertilian family to a place warmer than the plains of

    A Queen's Error

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