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teiid

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noun te·iid \ˈtē-əd, ˈtī-\

Definition of teiid

  1. :  any of a family (Teiidae) of mostly tropical American lizards (as the race runner) with an elongate forked tongue

teiid

adjective


Origin and Etymology 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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