Aglyphodonta

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

Definition of Aglyphodonta

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of aglyphodonta

New Latin, from Aglypha + -odonta


First Known Use: 1868


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