plural noun

: 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


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

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“Scincomorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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