teiid


te·iid

noun \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

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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