Varanidae

plural noun
Va·ran·i·dae | \vəˈranəˌdē\

Definition of Varanidae 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Varanidae

New Latin, from Varanus, type genus + -idae

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