plural noun
Ger·​rho·​sau·​ri·​dae | \ -ȯrəˌdē\

Definition of Gerrhosauridae

: a family of African and Malagasy lizards somewhat resembling the skinks

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History and Etymology for Gerrhosauridae

New Latin, from Gerrhosaurus, type genus (from Greek gerrho- + New Latin -saurus + -idae

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