plural noun
Uro·​pel·​ti·​dae | \ ˌyu̇rəˈpeltəˌdē \

Definition of Uropeltidae

: a family of small harmless burrowing snakes of southern India and Sri Lanka having an enlarged scale at the end of the tail — see shieldtail

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History and Etymology for Uropeltidae

New Latin, from Uropeltis, type genus (from ur- entry 2 + Greek peltē shield) + -idae

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“Uropeltidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uropeltidae. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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