Cha·​mae·​leon kə-ˈmēl-yən How to pronounce Chamaeleon (audio)
: a large genus (the type of the family Chamaeleontidae) of lizards including most of the Old World chameleons compare rhiptoglossa
astronomy : a constellation visible near the south celestial pole that is represented by a figure of a chameleon
A search through observations by the Hubble Space Telescope identified the brown dwarf, which is in the constellation Chamaeleon, about 500 light-years away.Grand Rapid Press, 11 Dec. 2005

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New Latin, from Latin, chameleon

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“Chamaeleon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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