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elapid

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noun el·a·pid \ˈe-lə-pəd\

Definition of elapid

  1. :  any of a family (Elapidae) of venomous snakes (as the cobras and coral snakes) with hollow fangs



Origin and Etymology of elapid

New Latin Elap-, Elaps, genus of snakes, from Middle Greek, a fish, alteration of Greek elops


First Known Use: 1885


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