scin·​coid | \ ˈs(k)iŋˌkȯid \
variants: or less commonly scincoidian \ (ˈ)⸗¦kȯidēən \

Definition of scincoid

: of, relating to, or resembling skink

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First Known Use of scincoid

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Scincoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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