Definition of Acrochordidae
: a small family of aglyphous aquatic snakes of the eastern coast of Asia comprising the wart snakes and often considered a subfamily of Coubridae
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Origin and Etymology of acrochordidae
New Latin, from Acrochordus, type genus (from Greek akrochordōn wart with a thin neck, from akr- acr- + chordē intestine, catgut) + -idae — more at yarn
First Known Use: 1876
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