Leptotyphlopidae

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Leptotyphlopidae

[‚lep·tō·ti′fläp·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of small, harmless, burrowing circumtropical snakes (Serpentes) in the order Squamata; teeth are present only on the lower jaw and are few in number.
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