plural noun

: a small family of aglyphous aquatic snakes of the eastern coast of Asia comprising the wart snakes and often considered a subfamily of Coubridae

Word History


New Latin, from Acrochordus, type genus (from Greek akrochordōn wart with a thin neck, from akr- acr- + chordē intestine, catgut) + -idae

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acrochordidae was in 1876

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“Acrochordidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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