plural noun
Typh·​lop·​i·​dae | \tiˈfläpəˌdē\

Definition of Typhlopidae 

: a widely distributed family of small burrowing snakes having the whole body covered with uniform cycloid scales, the mouth not distensible, and the teeth restricted to the upper jaw — see blind snake

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History and Etymology for Typhlopidae

New Latin, from Typhlop-, Typhlops, type genus (from Greek typhlōp-, typhlōps blind-eyed, from typhl- + -ōp-, ōps eye) + -idae

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