Typhlopidae

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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Origin and Etymology of typhlopidae

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


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