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Related to Proteroglyphous: aglyphous, Solenoglyphous, Opisthoglyph


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A suborder of serpents including those that have permanently erect grooved poison fangs, with ordinary teeth behind them in the jaws. It includes the cobras, the asps, and the sea snakes. Called also Proteroglyphia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Compared with vipers, elapids possess relatively short (up to about 10 mm long) fixed front (proteroglyphous) fangs.