Definition of lacertilian in English:


Syllabification: lac·er·til·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˌlasərˈtilēən, -ˈtilyən


  • A reptile of the suborder Lacertilia; a lizard.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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