Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Bite me

But are they strictly non-venomous? Or do they merely lack the distinctive teeth?

aglyphous, a.

Zool.

Of a snake's tooth: solid, without a groove for venom. Of a snake: (belonging to a group Aglypha) having such teeth.

Hence (as a back-formation) aglyph, an aglyphous snake.