variants or less commonly scincoidian
: of, relating to, or resembling skink

Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scincoid was in 1790

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“Scincoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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