Pygopod Py"go*pod, n. [Gr. pygh` rump + -pod.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Pygopodes. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of serpentiform lizards of the family {Pygopodid[ae]}, which have rudimentary hind legs near the anal cleft, but lack fore legs. [1913 Webster]

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  • pygopod — py·go·pod …   English syllables

  • pygopod — /ˈpɪgəpɒd/ (say piguhpod) adjective of or characteristic of the Pygopodidae, a family of Australian lizards having no forelimbs and only rudimentary hind limbs, as the common scaly foot …   Australian English dictionary

  • pygopod — I. ˈpīgəˌpäd adjective Etymology: New Latin Pygopodes : of or relating to the Pygopodes II. noun ( s) : a bird of the order Pygopodes III. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • scaly foot — /ˈskeɪli fʊt/ (say skaylee foot) noun an elongated, pygopod lizard, Pygopus lepidopodus, with vestigial hind limbs resembling scaly flaps …   Australian English dictionary

  • snake-lizard — /ˈsneɪk lɪzəd/ (say snayk lizuhd) noun 1. a smooth scaled, elongated skink, Lygosoma verreauxii, resembling pygopod legless lizards in that its limbs are very small; glass snake. 2. → legless lizard …   Australian English dictionary

  • pygopodid — (ˈ)pī|gäpədə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Pygopodidae, family of lizards, from Pygopod , Pygopus, type genus + idae : of or relating to the genus Pygopus or to the family Pygopodidae …   Useful english dictionary

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