plural noun
El·​a·​chis·​to·​don·​ti·​dae | \ ˌeləˌkistəˈdäntəˌdē\

Definition of Elachistodontidae

: a small family of Indian egg-eating snakes comprising a single genus that is sometimes placed with the egg-eating snakes of southern Africa in the family Dasypeltidae

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History and Etymology for Elachistodontidae

New Latin, from Elachistodont-, Elachistodon, type genus (from Greek elachistos —superlative of elachys —+ New Latin -odont-, -odon) + -idae

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