Agamidae

plural noun Agam·i·dae \ə-ˈga-mə-ˌdē\

Definition of Agamidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of agamidae

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


First Known Use: 1839


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