Definition of opisthoglyph in English:

opisthoglyph

adjective

Zoology
  • = opisthoglyphous.

noun

Zoology
  • An opisthoglyphous snake.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From French opisthoglyphes, (plural) suborder name from opistho- + Hellenistic Greek γλυϕή carving.

Pronunciation

opisthoglyph

/əˈpɪsθəɡlɪf/