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marine iguana

Syllabification: ma·rine i·gua·na

Definition of marine iguana in English:

noun

A large lizard with webbed feet that swims strongly and feeds on marine algae. It is native to the Galapagos Islands and is the only marine lizard.
  • Amblyrhynchus cristatus, family Iguanidae
Example sentences
  • This past year, I decided to return to the Galapagos for an intense four-month photo session among old friends such as giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
  • The tortoises, marine iguanas and land iguanas on the Galapagos Islands, studied by Charles Darwin, provide some of the most striking examples.
  • Another example of likely feedback of social interactions onto circulating hormone levels comes from Galapagos marine iguanas.

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