adjective scin·coid \ˈs(k)iŋˌkȯid\
variants: less commonly


Definition of scincoid

  1. :  of, relating to, or resembling skink

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Origin and Etymology of scincoid

scincoid probably from (assumed) New Latin scincoïdes lizard of the family Scincidae, from Scincus, genus of skinks + Latin -oïdes -oid; scincoidian probably from (assumed) New Latin scincoïdes + English -an

First Known Use: 1790

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