plural noun La·cer·ti·dae \-təˌdē\

Definition of Lacertidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of lacertidae

New Latin, from Lacerta, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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