Ablepharus

noun
Ableph·​a·​rus | \ āˈblefərəs \

Definition of Ablepharus

: 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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First Known Use of Ablepharus

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ablepharus

New Latin, irregular from a- entry 2 + Greek blepharon "eyelid"

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The first known use of Ablepharus was in 1830

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“Ablepharus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ablepharus. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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