Lacertidae

plural noun
La·​cer·​ti·​dae | \ -təˌdē \

Definition of Lacertidae

: a large Old World family of terrestrial zoophagous lizards with well-developed limbs, pleurodont dentition, and deeply notched tonque

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History and Etymology for Lacertidae

New Latin, from Lacerta, type genus + -idae

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“Lacertidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lacertidae. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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