plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Aglypha + -odonta

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aglyphodonta was in 1868

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“Aglyphodonta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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