stenostome

Stenostome

Sten"o*stome\, a. [Gr. steno`s narrow, little + sto`ma mouth.] (Zo["o]l.) Having a small or narrow mouth; -- said of certain small ground snakes (Opoterodonta), which are unable to dilate their jaws.
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