Definition of Lacertilian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to lizards.

Exact synonyms: Saurian
Derivative terms: Lacertilia, Sauria, Saurian
Partainyms: Lizard, Lizard

Definition of Lacertilian

1. a. & n. Same as Lacertian.

Definition of Lacertilian

1. Adjective. Relating to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia. ¹

2. Adjective. Lizard like. ¹

3. Noun. A reptile of suborder Lacertilia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacertilian

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

Literary usage of Lacertilian

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

1. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"We unfortunately know nothing of the structure of the ventral elements of the pelvis. The ilium, as has been seen, is lacertilian in form, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"... now that Mr. Hulke accepts the existence of clavicles in that genus) that I cannot regard the lacertilian coracoid as homologous with the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"But the most important feature of this lacertilian fauna is the almost universal distribution of chameleons in numerous and some highly specialized forms, ..."

4. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"Upon the whole, the oldest known lacertilian would appear to be the ... In rocks known, or supposed, to be of Triassic age, ni' rous lacertilian reptiles ..."

5. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"Upon the whole, the oldest known lacertilian would appear to be the ... In rocks known, or supposed, to be of Triassic age, numerous lacertilian reptiles ..."

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