Definition of proteroglyphous in English:

proteroglyphous

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating or characteristic of a venomous snake having fixed fangs in the front of the jaw with grooves or channels to conduct the venom, characteristic of snakes of the family Elapidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. From either French protéroglyphe proteroglyph or scientific Latin Proteroglypha + -ous.

Pronunciation

proteroglyphous

/ˌprəʊtərə(ʊ)ˈɡlɪfəs/