plural noun
An·​ni·​el·​li·​dae | \ ˌanēˈeləˌdē \

Definition of Anniellidae

: a family of degenerate wormlike California lizards apparently closely related to the Anguidae

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First Known Use of Anniellidae

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anniellidae

New Latin, from Anniella, type genus (irregular from Spanish aniello, anillo ring, from Latin anellus small ring) + -idae

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“Anniellidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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