Proteroglypha

plural noun
Protero·glypha

Definition of Proteroglypha 

: a group of venomous snakes comprising forms that have in the front of the upper jaw and preceding the ordinary teeth permanently erect fangs with an open or a nearly closed groove associated with a venom gland and including the families Elapidae and Hydrophidae widely distributed in the warmer parts of the world — compare opisthoglypha

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Other Words from Proteroglypha

proteroglyphic \¦⸗⸗⸗¦glifik \ adjective
proteroglyphous \-fəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Proteroglypha

New Latin, from proter- + -glypha (from Greek glyphē carved work); from the grooved fangs

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