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agamid

Syllabification: ag·a·mid
Pronunciation: /ˈaɡəˌməd
 
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Definition of agamid in English:

noun

Zoology
A lizard of the agama family (Agamidae).
Example sentences
  • He makes few assumptions about higher-level lizard taxonomy and includes geckos, skinks and agamids among his ingroup taxa.
  • Draco volans, the ‘flying dragon’ lizard: A small arboreal agamid lizard that has elongate ribs that support the gliding membrane.
  • In addition to iguanas, the Iguania include agamids, chameleons and a few lesser known groups.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Agamidae, from agama.

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