plural noun
Ag·​ly·​pha | \ ˈa-glə-fə \

Definition of Aglypha

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

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First Known Use of Aglypha

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aglypha

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

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“Aglypha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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