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Definition of Chameleon

Chameleon
Chameleon Cha*me"le*on (k[.a]*m[=e]"l[-e]*[u^]n), n. [L. Chamaeleon, Gr. chamaile`wn, lit., ``ground lion;' chamai` on the ground + le`wn lion. See Humble, and Lion.] (Zo["o]l.) A lizardlike reptile of the genus Cham[ae]leo, of several species, found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The skin is covered with fine granulations; the tail is prehensile, and the body is much compressed laterally, giving it a high back. Note: Its color changes more or less with the color of the objects about it, or with its temper when disturbed. In a cool, dark place it is nearly white, or grayish; on admitting the light, it changes to brown, bottle-green, or blood red, of various shades, and more or less mottled in arrangment. The American chameleons belong to Anolis and allied genera of the family Iguanid[ae]. They are more slender in form than the true chameleons, but have the same power of changing their colors. Chameleon mineral (Chem.), the compound called potassium permanganate, a dark violet, crystalline substance, KMnO4, which in formation passes through a peculiar succession of color from green to blue, purple, red, etc. See Potassium permanganate, under Potassium.

Meaning of Chameleon from wikipedia

- Chameleons or chamaeleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of Old World lizards with 202 species described as of...
- The Chameleon (Dmitri S****yakov) is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Commonly depicted...
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- Jackson's chameleon, Jackson's horned chameleon, or Kikuyu three-horned chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii ) is a species of chameleon (family Chamaeleonidae)...
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- The veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) is a species of chameleon native to the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Other common names include...
- The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome....
- A chameleon is an Old World lizard belonging to the family Chamaeleonidae. Chameleon (or variants such as chamaeleon and cameleon) may also refer to: Chamaeleon...
- The common chameleon or Mediterranean chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon), together with the African chameleon, C. afric****, is one of only two extant species...
- The chameleon is among the most highly visually-oriented lizards, using this sense in prey capture, mating behavior, and predator avoidance. Unique features...
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