opisthoglyph

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adjective

opis·​tho·​glyph
variants or opisthoglyphous
⸗¦⸗⸗¦glifəs
or less commonly opisthoglyphic
-fik
: of or relating to the Opisthoglypha : having teeth of the type characteristic of this group

opisthoglyph

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noun

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plural -s
: an opisthoglyph snake

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

opisthoglyph from New Latin Opisthoglypha; opisthoglyphous from New Latin Opisthoglypha + English -ous; opisthoglyphic from New Latin Opisthoglypha + English -ic

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“Opisthoglyph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opisthoglyph. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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