One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 also show in a common-garden experiment that body size may have a genetic component in 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.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Iguanidae (plural), from the genus name Iguana (see iguana).
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