Definition of Family Varanidae
1. Noun. Monitor lizards.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Lacertilia, Sauria, Suborder Lacertilia, Suborder Sauria
Member holonyms: Genus Varanus, Varanus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Varanidae
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. ..."