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teiid

noun te·iid \ˈtē-əd, ˈtī-\

Definition of TEIID

:  any of a family (Teiidae) of mostly tropical American lizards (as the race runner) with an elongate forked tongue
teiid adjective
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Origin of TEIID

New Latin Teiidae, from Teius, genus of lizards, from Portuguese teiú, the lizard Tupinambis teguixim, from Tupi tejú
First Known Use: 1956

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