sceloporus

noun sce·lop·o·rus \sə̇ˈläpərəs\

Definition of sceloporus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of small iguanid lizards of North and Central America including the pine and sagebrush lizards

  2. 2 plural -es :  any lizard of the genus Sceloporus

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Origin and Etymology of sceloporus

New Latin, from scel- (from Greek skelos leg) + -porous (from Greek poros passage, pore); from the large femoral pores — more at fare


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