Varanidae

plural noun

Va·​ran·​i·​dae
vəˈranəˌdē
: a family of large tropical Old World lizards comprising the monitors, having an elongated neck and tail and well-developed limbs, and being terrestrial or semiaquatic and voraciously carnivorous compare komodo dragon

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Varanus, type genus + -idae

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“Varanidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Varanidae. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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