Definition of proteroglyph in English:

proteroglyph

adjective

Zoology
  • = proteroglyphous.

noun

Zoology
  • A proteroglyphous snake.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. From French protéroglyphes, (plural) suborder name from protéro- + Hellenistic Greek γλυϕή carving.

Pronunciation

proteroglyph

/ˈprəʊt(ə)rə(ʊ)ɡlɪf/