Cordylidae

plural noun

Cor·​dyl·​i·​dae
kȯ(r)ˈdiləˌdē
: a small family of spiny ovoviviparous African lizards somewhat resembling tiny crocodiles

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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