Dipsosaurus

noun
Dip·​so·​sau·​rus | \ ˌdipsōˈsȯrəs \

Definition of Dipsosaurus

: a genus of small iguanid lizards including one form (D. dorsalis) that inhabits the desert regions of the southwestern U.S. and feeds on buds and flowers

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History and Etymology for Dipsosaurus

New Latin, from dipso- (from Greek dipsa thirst) + -saurus

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“Dipsosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dipsosaurus. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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