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Any of several slender, limbless lizards of the genus Ophisaurus, having a tail that breaks or snaps off readily and later regenerates. Also called glass snake.
[From the brittleness of its tail.]
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|Noun||1.||glass lizard - snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail|
anguid lizard - any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects
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