Scincomorpha

plural noun

Scin·​co·​mor·​pha
ˌs(k)iŋkəˈmȯrfə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Scincomorpha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scincomorpha. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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