Aglyphodonta

plural noun
Aglyph·​o·​don·​ta | \ ə-ˌgli-fə-ˈdän-tə \

Definition of Aglyphodonta

: a group of snakes without grooved fangs or venom glands and without limb vestiges, comprising the families Amblycephalidae, Acrochordidae, Colubridae (sensu stricto) and including the majority of common nonpoisonous snakes which are sometimes all placed in the family Colubridae

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First Known Use of Aglyphodonta

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aglyphodonta

New Latin, from Aglypha + -odonta

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“Aglyphodonta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aglyphodonta. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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