Ablepharus

noun Ableph·a·rus \āˈblefərəs\

Definition of Ablepharus

  1. :  a genus of Old World scincoid lizards with the lower eyelid reduced to a transparent cover fused to the upper lid

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Origin and Etymology of ablepharus

New Latin, irregular from 2a- + Greek blepharon “eyelid”


First Known Use: 1830


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