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lacertilian Syllabification: lac·er·til·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˌlasərˈtilyən/

Definition of lacertilian in English:


A reptile of the suborder Lacertilia; a lizard.
Example sentences
  • Among prehistoric lacertilians were the gecko Ardeosaurus and the monitor Megalania.
  • Supposed lacertilian tracks have been reported from a single site in the Navajo.
  • This page gives you lots of information, with pictures, of the various kinds of lacertilians.


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Relating to or denoting lacertilians.
Example sentences
  • Of greatest interest here, however, is the function of the lacertilian mesotarsal joint.
  • In this pattern the tarsus of diadectids most closely approximates the lacertilian mesotarsal joint in structure and probable function.
  • Therefore, following the convention used by Rewcastle, the immobile, unified lacertilian crus-astragalocalcaneum will be referred to here as simply the crus.
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