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lizard

(lĭz′ərd)
n.
Any of numerous squamate reptiles often classified in the suborder Lacertilia, characteristically having a scaly elongated body with a tapering tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and external ear openings.

lizard

[liz′ərd]
Etymology: L, lacerta
a scaly-skinned reptile with a long body and tail and two pairs of legs. The large Gila monster of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah and the beaded lizard of Mexico are the only North American lizards known to be venomous. The symptoms of their bites and the recommended treatment are similar to those of the bites from poisonous snakes, except that antivenin is not available.

lizard

any member of the reptilian order Lacertilia, the majority of which possess a long scaly body and tail, and four obvious limbs.

lizard

member of the suborder Lacertilia. There are about 2500 species of true lizards and allied groups. None of them is poisonous.

lizard poisoning
infection with the fluke platynosomumfastosum.
References in classic literature ?
She gazed away toward Grande Terre and thought she would like to be alone there with Robert, in the sun, listening to the ocean's roar and watching the slimy lizards writhe in and out among the ruins of the old fort.
Free People, we must go north and dig lizards and rats from the bank, lest by any chance we meet the dhole.
Guph had only time to cry out in fear and take a step backward to avoid the lizards when another transformation occurred, and all returned instantly to the forms they had originally worn.
One very strong impression is of hunting little lizards on the rocky top of an open knoll.
It may have been caused by the green nuts, and maybe by the lizards.
After the hare, he ordered some partridges, a few pheasants, a couple of rabbits, and a dozen frogs and lizards.
An owl hooted far away, exulting in the delight of deep gloom in dense foliage; overhead lizards ran in the attap thatch, calling softly; the dry leaves of the roof rustled; the rumour of mingled voices grew louder suddenly.
Blue Lizard was born in Australia, where standards for sunscreens are the highest in the world.
Lizard typed the sentence again and again, faster and faster, into her laptop.
Blade |Lizard new The sand lizards - an endangered UK species - were bred at a number of specialist breeding centres, including Chester Zoo, during the summer.
Researchers from Arizona State University discovered the genetic recipe for lizard tail generation.
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