opisthoglyph

adjective
opis·​tho·​glyph
variants: or opisthoglyphous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦glifəs \ or less commonly opisthoglyphic \ -​fik \

Definition of opisthoglyph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Opisthoglypha : having teeth of the type characteristic of this group

opisthoglyph

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of opisthoglyph (Entry 2 of 2)

: an opisthoglyph snake

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History and Etymology for opisthoglyph

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 25 Oct. 2021.

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