plural noun
Agam·​i·​dae | \ ə-ˈga-mə-ˌdē \

Definition of Agamidae

: a widely distributed family of Old World lizards related to the New World iguanas but distinguished by acrodont dentition and including arboreal, terrestrial, and semiaquatic forms most of which are insectivorous (as the frilled lizard, the flying dragon, and the Australian moloch)

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First Known Use of Agamidae

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agamidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Agama agama + -idae -idae

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“Agamidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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