: a large genus of cosmopolitan diurnal carnivorous lizards (family Scincidae) with opaque scaly eyelids and pterygoid teeth

Word History


New Latin, from Greek eumēkēs tall, long, from eu- + -mēkēs (from mēkos length); akin to Greek makros long

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“Eumeces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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