Cordylidae

plural noun
Cor·​dyl·​i·​dae | \ kȯ(r)ˈdiləˌdē \

Definition of Cordylidae

: a small family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards somewhat resembling tiny crocodiles

History and Etymology for Cordylidae

New Latin, from Cordylus, type genus (from Greek kordylos water newt) + -idae; probably akin to Greek kordylē bump, swelling

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“Cordylidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cordylidae. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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