<zoology> A South American crocodilian (Jacare sclerops) resembling the alligator in size and habits. The eye orbits are connected together, and surrounded by prominent bony ridges.

Synonyms: spectacled alligator, and spectacled cayman.

Alternative forms: jacare.

The name is also applied to allied species.

See: Jacare.

(01 Mar 1998)

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