Chamaesaura

noun Cham·ae·sau·ra \ ˌkamēˈsȯrə , -mə- \

Definition of Chamaesaura

: a genus of African snakelike lizards (family Cordylidae) without limbs or with one or both pairs of limbs reduced to scaly vestiges

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Origin and Etymology of chamaesaura

New Latin, from chamae- + -saura


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