Meaning of agamoid in English:

agamoid

Pronunciation /ˈaɡəmɔɪd/

adjective

rare Zoology
  • Belonging to the family Agamidae or the former superfamily Agamoidea of lizards.

    The Agamoidea comprised a number of families that are now mostly assigned to the infraorders Iguania and Diploglossa.

noun

rare Zoology
  • An agamoid lizard.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From agama + -oid, after scientific Latin Agamoidea, former superfamily name.