plural noun
Xeno·​sau·​ri·​dae | \ ˌzenəˈsȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Xenosauridae

: a monotypic family of slender-bodied Mexican lizards that is held to be intermediate between Iguanidae and Anguidae and comprises forms with the upper surface covered with minute granules and tubercles

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History and Etymology for Xenosauridae

New Latin, from Xenosaurus, type genus (from xen- + -saurus) + -idae

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“Xenosauridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xenosauridae. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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