Definition of Lacerta

1. Noun. Type genus of the Lacertidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Lacerta
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Lacertidae, Lacertidae
Member holonyms: Lacerta Agilis, Sand Lizard, Green Lizard, Lacerta Viridis



Definition of Lacerta

1. n. A fathom.

2. n. A genus of lizards. See Lizard.

Definition of Lacerta

1. Proper noun. (constellation) An inconspicuous autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lizard. It lies between the constellations of Cygnus and Andromeda. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Lacerta

1. 1. A genus of lizards. See Lizard. Formerly it included nearly all the known lizards. It is now restricted to certain diurnal Old World species, like the green lizard (Lacerta viridis) and the sand lizard (L. Agilis), of Europe. 2. The Lizard, a northern constellation. Origin: L. A lizard. See Lizard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacerta

lacerant
lacerate
lacerated
lacerated foramen
lacerater
laceraters
lacerates
lacerating
laceratingly
laceration
lacerations
lacerative
laceries
lacers
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lacerta
lacertian
lacertid
lacertid lizard
lacertids
lacertilia
lacertilian
lacertilians
lacertiloid
lacertine
lacerts
lacertus
lacertus cordis
lacertus fibrosus
lacertus medius

Literary usage of Lacerta

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1. Catholicon anglicum: an English-Latin wordbook, dated 1483 by Sidney John Hervon Herrtage (1881)
"Lacerta ... which is used as a gloss to ' lacerta' in Wright's Vol. of Vocab. p. 78. See noto to Nero, ..."

2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"We must here confine ourselves to the genera Lacerta and Zootoca. as examples. Lacerta. Linn. Generic Character.—Throat with a distinct collar. ..."

3. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"1013) the structure is essentially what has been described in Lacerta, ... Heart of Lacerta muralis, ventral view. A, A. auricles ; Ap. pulmonary artery ..."

4. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural by Richard Lydekker (1888)
"... and the lateral ones hi- or tri- cuspid ; frequently present on the pterygoids. Mandibular symphysis narrow. No dermal scutes. Genus Lacerta, Linn. ..."

5. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Snout slender and very much elongated ; teeth equal. Lacerta gangetica. ... Lacerta.—Palate armed with two ranks of teeth ; a collar under the neck formed ..."

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