Definition of elapid
: any of a family (Elapidae) of venomous snakes (as the cobras and coral snakes) with hollow fangs
Origin 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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