Meaning of iguanid in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈɡwɑːnɪd/


  • 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 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.’
    • ‘We also show in a common-garden experiment that body size may have a genetic component in iguanids.’


Late 19th century from modern Latin Iguanidae (plural), from the genus name Iguana (see iguana).