Leptotyphlops

noun Lep·to·typhlops \¦leptə+\

Definition of Leptotyphlops

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Leptotyphlopidae) of small burrowing vermiform snakes of Africa, southwestern Asia, and the warmer parts of America

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Origin and Etymology of leptotyphlops

New Latin, from lept- + Typhlops, genus of snakes — more at typhlopidae


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