plural noun

: a primary division of the family Colubridae, in its widest sense nearly or exactly coextensive with the Aglyphodonta of other classifications

Word History


New Latin, from Greek aglypha, neuter plural of aglyphos unhewn, from a- a- entry 2 + -glyphos (from glyphein to cut, hew) (to cut)

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aglypha was in 1890

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“Aglypha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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