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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