plural noun
Scin·​co·​mor·​pha | \ ˌs(k)iŋkəˈmȯrfə \

Definition of Scincomorpha

: a section of the saurian division Autarchoglossa comprising the Scincidae and related families in which the clavicles when present are dilated, the tongue scaly or obliquely plicate, the teeth often perforate and rarely conical or recurved, and the hemipenes usually laminate

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History and Etymology for Scincomorpha

New Latin, from Scincus, genus of skinks + -morpha

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“Scincomorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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