/læsəˈtɪliən/ (say lasuh'tileeuhn)

1. of or relating to the Lacertilia, a suborder of reptiles comprising the lizards and their allies. See saurian (def. 1).
2. a lacertilian reptile.
Also, lacertian /ləˈsɜʃən/ (say luh'sershuhn). {New Latin Lacertilia, plural (from Latin lacerta lizard) + -an}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lacertilian — Lac er*til i*an ( an), a. & n. Same as {Lacertian}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lacertilian — [las΄ər til′ē ən] adj., n. [< ModL Lacertilia < L lacertus, lacerta (see LIZARD) + AN] SAURIAN …   English World dictionary

  • lacertilian — /las euhr til ee euhn, til yeuhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia, comprising the lizards. n. 2. a lacertilian reptile. Also, lacertian /leuh serr sheuhn/. [1850 55; < NL Lacertili(a) (L Lacert(a) LACERTA +… …   Universalium

  • lacertilian — 1. adjective a) Relating to the reptilian suborder Lacertilia. b) Lizard like. 2. noun A reptile of suborder Lacertilia …   Wiktionary

  • lacertilian — n. lizard, member of the reptilian suborder Lacertidae, lacertian adj. of or pertaining to lizards, of or belonging to the reptilian suborder Lacertidae …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lacertilian — lac·er·til·i·an …   English syllables

  • lacertilian —   a.,n. (pertaining to or like a) lizard.    ♦ lacertian, n. & a.    ♦ lacertiform, a. lizard shaped.    ♦ lacertine,    ♦ lacertoid, a. lizard like …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lacertilian — adjective of or relating to lizards • Syn: ↑saurian • Pertains to noun: ↑lizard, ↑lizard (for: ↑saurian) • Derivationally related forms: ↑Lacertilia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lacertilian Zoology — [ˌlasə tɪlɪən] noun a reptile of the suborder Lacertilia, which comprises the lizards. adjective relating to lacertilians. Origin form mod. L. Lacertilia, from L. lacerta lizard …   English new terms dictionary

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