Acontias

noun

Acon·​ti·​as
ə-ˈkän-chē-əs
: a genus of scincoid lizards with the limbs rudimentary or lacking

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek akontias, a snake, from akont-, akōn javelin, dart, from akē point

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“Acontias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acontias. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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