Definition of Family Varanidae

1. Noun. Monitor lizards.

Exact synonyms: Varanidae
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Lacertilia, Sauria, Suborder Lacertilia, Suborder Sauria
Member holonyms: Genus Varanus, Varanus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Varanidae

family Typhaceae
family Typhlopidae
family Tytonidae
family Uintatheriidae
family Ulmaceae
family Ulvaceae
family Umbelliferae
family Unionidae
family Upupidae
family Uranoscopidae
family Ursidae
family Urticaceae
family Usneaceae
family Ustilaginaceae
family Valerianaceae
family Varanidae (current term)
family Veneridae
family Verbenaceae
family Vespertilionidae
family Vespidae
family Violaceae
family Viperidae
family Vireonidae
family Viscaceae
family Vitaceae
family Vittariaceae
family Viverridae
family Viverrinae
family Volvariaceae
family Volvocaceae

Literary usage of Family Varanidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals ; for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1902)
"The family Varanidae,2 or water-lizards, contains the largest known lizards. The Nile varanus attains a length of nearly two metres. ..."

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