joint snake

noun
snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑glass lizard, ↑glass snake
Hypernyms: ↑anguid lizard
Member Holonyms: ↑Ophisaurus, ↑genus Ophisaurus

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noun
Etymology: joint (I); from the deep lateral fold on the body

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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