plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Elachistodontidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elachistodontidae. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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