Definition of Anniellidae
: a family of degenerate wormlike California lizards apparently closely related to the Anguidae
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Origin and Etymology of anniellidae
New Latin, from Anniella, type genus (irregular from Spanish aniello, anillo ring, from Latin anellus small ring) + -idae — more at annelida
First Known Use: 1883
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