colubroid


colubroid
I. \\ˈkäl(y)əˌbrȯid\ adjective
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary colubr- (from Latin coluber, colubra snake) + -oid — more at coluber
II. noun (-s)
: a snake of the family Colubridae

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colubroid, a.
(ˈkɒljʊbrɔɪd)
Akin to the genus Coluber; colubriform.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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