Definition of Aniliidae
: a small family of tropical nonvenomous burrowing snakes with vestigial pelvis and vestigial hind legs
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Origin and Etymology of aniliidae
borrowed from New Latin, from Anilius, type genus (from Anilios, according to Buffon [18th-century French naturalist George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon] the name of a snake of the genus Typhlops on Cyprus) + -idae -idae
First Known Use: 1907
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