Definition of Opisthoglypha
: a group of snakes having one or a few posterior maxillary teeth grooved to conduct venom from the enlarged upper labial glands and comprising the families Homalopsidae, Elachistodontidae and Boigidae — compare proteroglypha
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Origin and Etymology of opisthoglypha
New Latin, neuter plural of opisthoglyphus, carved behind, from opisth- + Greek -glyphos, from glyphein to carve — more at cleave
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