Definition of Lacertilia

1. Noun. True lizards; including chameleons and geckos.


Definition of Lacertilia

1. n. pl. An order of Reptilia, which includes the lizards.

Medical Definition of Lacertilia

1. An order of Reptilia, which includes the lizards. 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 (amphisbaena, 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 amphisbaenas. See Amphisbaena, Gecko, Gila monster, and Lizard. Origin: NL, fr. L.lacertus a lizard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacertilia

laceraters
lacerates
lacerating
laceratingly
laceration
lacerations
lacerative
laceries
lacers
lacert
lacerta
lacertian
lacertid
lacertid lizard
lacertids
lacertilia (current term)
lacertilian
lacertilians
lacertiloid
lacertine
lacerts
lacertus
lacertus cordis
lacertus fibrosus
lacertus medius
lacertus musculi recti lateralis
lacertus of lateral rectus muscle
lacery
laces
lacet

Literary usage of Lacertilia

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

1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1892)
"ON DEGENERATE TYPES OF SCAPULAR AND PELVIC ARCHES IN THE lacertilia. ED COPE.1 PALEONTOLOGY has rendered it possible to assert that the rudimental condition ..."

2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The distribution of the lacertilia is, in many particulars, strikingly opposed to that of the Ophidia. The Oriental, instead of being the richest is one of ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"The squamosal of the lacertilia and Ophidia is connected with the parietals and stands on the quadrate, outside of this element we have in the lacertilia ..."

4. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"lacertilia. The shoulder girdle is formed as two membranous plates, from the dorsal part of the anterior border of each of which a bar projects (Rathke, ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology for the Use of Students: With a General Introduction on by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1887)
"lacertilia.—The third order of Reptiles is that of the lacertilia, ... The lacertilia are distinguished by the following characters :— As a general rule, ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"ON THE REDUCTION OF THE SCAPULAE AND PELVIC ARCHES AXD LIMBS IN lacertilia. By Prof. ED COPE, Philadelphia, Pa. [ABSTRACT.] THE reduction in the limbs as ..."

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