Amblyrhynchus

noun
Am·​bly·​rhyn·​chus | \ˌamblə̇ˈriŋkəs\

Definition of Amblyrhynchus 

: a genus of iguanid lizards containing only one species (A. cristatus) of the Galápagos islands

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First Known Use of Amblyrhynchus

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amblyrhynchus

New Latin, from ambly- + -rhynchus

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