Rhiptoglossa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rhiptoglossa Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rhiptoglossa A suborder of Lacertilia, or lizards, represented by the family Chamæleontidæ alone, characterized by the vermiform protrusile tongue, well-developed limbs, but no clavicle, pterygoid not reaching the quadrate bone, and nasal bones not bounding the nasal apertures: contrasted with Eriglossa. Also Rhiptoglossæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhiptoglossa rip-tō-glos′a a sub-order of lizards
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhiptein, to throw, glōssa, the tongue.