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: the type genus of Anguidae including only the limbless blindworm
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New Latin, from Latin, snake; akin to Old English & Old High German igil hedgehog, Old High German unc snake, Latin anguilla eel, Greek enchelys eel, echidna viper, echinos hedgehog, ophis snake, Sanskrit ahi
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