from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the Teiidae, a large family of mainly tropical American lizards characterized by a long forked tongue and the absence of bony plates beneath the scales.
- n. A lizard of the family Teiidae.
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- adj. Of or belonging to the Teiidae family of tropical American lizards.
- n. A lizard in the family Teiidae.
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- n. tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail
From New Latin Teiidae, family name, from Teius, type genus, from Portuguese tejú, tegu; see tegu.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)