plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 24 Apr. 2024.

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