Scincoid
Scincoid Scin"coid, a. [L. scincus a kind of lizard (fr. Gr. ?) + -oid. Cf. {Skink}.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the family {Scincid[ae]}, or skinks. -- n. A scincoidian. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • scincoid — [siŋ′koid΄] adj. [ModL scincoides < L scincus: see SKINK & OID] of or like the skinks n. a scincoid lizard …   English World dictionary

  • scincoid — /sing koyd/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a skink. n. 2. a scincoid lizard. [1780 90; < L scinc(us) SKINK1 + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • scincoid — /ˈsɪŋkɔɪd/ (say singkoyd) adjective 1. resembling the skinks, as certain lizards. –noun 2. a scincoid lizard. {New Latin scincoīdēs, from Latin scincus skink. See oid} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scincoid — scin·coid …   English syllables

  • scincoid — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleeping lizard — Stump tailed Stump tailed , a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster] {Stump tailed lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stump-tailed — a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster] {Stump tailed lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also {sleeping lizard}. [1913 Webster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stump-tailed lizard — Stump tailed Stump tailed , a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster] {Stump tailed lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trachydosaurus rugosus — Stump tailed Stump tailed , a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster] {Stump tailed lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mole Skink — Conservation status Least Concern (IU …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”