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lacertilia


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacertilia  \Lac`er*til"i*a\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  L.  lacertus  a 
  lizard.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  Reptilia,  which  includes  the  lizards. 
 
  Note:  They  are  closely  related  to  the  snakes,  and  life  the 
  latter,  usually  have  the  body  covered  with  scales  or 
  granules.  They  usually  have  eyelids,  and  most  of  then 
  have  well-formed  legs;  but  in  some  groups 
  (amphisb[ae]na,  glass-snake,  etc.)  the  legs  are  wanting 
  and  the  body  is  serpentlike  None  are  venomous,  unless 
  {Heloderma}  be  an  exception.  The  order  includes  the 
  chameleons,  the  {Cionocrania},  or  typical  lizards,  and 
  the  amphisb[ae]nas.  See  {Amphisb[ae]na},  {Gecko},  {Gila 
  monster},  and  {Lizard}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Lacertilia 
  n  :  true  lizards;  including  chameleons  and  geckos  [syn:  {Sauria}, 
  {suborder  Sauria},  {Lacertilia},  {suborder  Lacertilia}] 




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