Definition of iguanid in English:

iguanid

noun

Zoology
  • A lizard of the iguana family (Iguanidae). Iguanids are found mainly in the New World but also occur in Madagascar and on some Pacific islands.

    • ‘Variation in mating system structure is common in lizards, especially the herbivorous iguanids.’
    • ‘We did not have a clear prediction for T levels after androgen receptor/aromatase blockage because the exact mechanisms of T feedback loops are not worked out in iguanids.’
    • ‘We also show in a common-garden experiment that body size may have a genetic component in iguanids.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Iguanidae (plural), from the genus name Iguana (see iguana).

Pronunciation:

iguanid

/ɪˈɡwɑːnɪd/