plural noun
Am·​bly·​ce·​phal·​i·​dae | \ ˌamblə̇sə̇ˈfaləˌdē \

Definition of Amblycephalidae

: a small family of tropical nonvenomous broad-headed snakes with extremely large eyes and very long delicate teeth occasionally considered a colubrid subfamily Amblycephalinae — see blunthead

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First Known Use of Amblycephalidae

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amblycephalidae

New Latin, from Amblycephalus, type genus (from ambly- + -cephalus) + -idae

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“Amblycephalidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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