agama definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous little, long-tailed, insect-eating lizards associated with family members Agamidae, based in the Old World tropics.
    • the numerous little, long-tailed lizards associated with the subfamily Agaminae, especially in genera Acanthocercus, Agama, Dendragama, Laudakia, Phrynocephalus, Trapelus and Xenagama.
    • A genus of lizards, one of the few which feed upon veggie substances; additionally, one of these brilliant lizards.
    • A genus of little saurian reptiles, typical associated with the family members Agamidæ (which see).
    • [l. c] A member or species of the genus Agama, or of closely related genera: with a plural, agamas (-mäz).
    • small terrestrial lizard of warm areas of the old-world
  • others:
    • The agamous division of mollusks. See agamous, 2.

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