Aniliidae

plural noun An·i·li·idae \-īəˌdē\

Definition of Aniliidae

  1. :  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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