Scincus officinalis
Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster]

Note: The officinal skink ({Scincus officinalis}) inhabits the sandy plains of South Africa. It was believed by the ancients to be a specific for various diseases. A common slender species ({Seps tridactylus}) of Southern Europe was formerly believed to produce fatal diseases in cattle by mere contact. The American skinks include numerous species of the genus {Eumeces}, as the blue-tailed skink ({E. fasciatus}) of the Eastern United States. The ground skink, or ground lizard ({Oligosoma laterale}) inhabits the Southern United States. [1913 Webster]


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  • Пресмыкающиеся — (Reptilia) класс позвоночных животных. Кожа покрыта роговыми чешуями или щитками, дыхание легочное исключительно, температура крови непостоянная, сердце трех или четырехкамерное, артериальный ток крови смешивается с венозным или в сердце, или по… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Skinke — Skịnke   [lateinisch scincus, von griechisch skínkos »ägyptische Eidechse«], Singular Skịnk der, (e)s, Glattechsen, Scịncidae, Familie 10 60 cm langer Echsen mit etwa 800 Arten in warmen und gemäßigten Gebieten, besonders in Südostasien,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • E fasciatus — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oligosoma laterale — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scink — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seps tridactylus — Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skink — Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also {scink}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family {Scincid[ae]}, common in the warmer parts of all the continents. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skink — (Glanzschleiche, Scincus Laur.), Eidechsengattung aus der Familie der Wühlechsen (Scincoidea), Reptilien mit konischem Kopf, unten plattem Körper, abgeplatteten, gesägt randigen Zehen und kegelförmigem Schwanz. Der gemeine S. (Meerskink, Scincus… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Skink — Skink, Erdkrokodil, Apotheker S. (Scincus officinālis Laur. [Abb. 1751]), zu den Kurzzünglern gehörende Eidechse, graugelb, mit dunklen Querbändern; Nordafrika. Pulverisiert früher (als Stinkmarie oder Stinzmarie, verderbt aus Scincus marinus)… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Пресмыкающиеся* — (Reptilia) класс позвоночных животных. Кожа покрыта роговыми чешуями или щитками, дыхание легочное исключительно, температура крови непостоянная, сердце трех или четырехкамерное, артериальный ток крови смешивается с венозным или в сердце, или по… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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