plural noun
An·​gui·​dae | \ ˈaŋgwəˌdē \

Definition of Anguidae

: a family of lizards some of which are limbless and all of which are entirely harmless and useful as destroyers of slugs, worms, and insects — compare blindworm

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First Known Use of Anguidae

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anguidae

New Latin, from Anguis, type genus + -idae

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“Anguidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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