plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Typhlopidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Typhlopidae. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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