plural noun
\ ˈtē(y)əˌdē \

Definition of Teiidae

: a family of mostly tropical American lizards (as the tejus of South America and the race runner of the western U.S.) having a flat elongate scaly tongue that ends in two long smooth points

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History and Etymology for Teiidae

New Latin, from Teius, type genus (from Portuguese tejú, teiú teju) + -idae

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“Teiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Teiidae. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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