Definition of lacertoid in US English:

lacertoid

adjective

Zoology
  • Lizard-like; lacertiform; specifically of or relating to the superfamily Lacertoidea, which comprises the typical lizards, whiptails, and worm lizards.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Spencer Baird (1823–1887), zoologist and scientific administrator. From classical Latin lacerta lizard + -oid.

Pronunciation

lacertoid

/ləˈsəːtɔɪd/