plural noun \ˈtē(y)əˌdē\

Definition of Teiidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of teiidae

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

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capable of being understood in two ways

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