Elachistodontidae

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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Origin and Etymology of elachistodontidae

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


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