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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 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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