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krait

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noun \ˈkrīt\

Definition of krait

  1. :  any of a genus (Bungarus) of brightly banded extremely venomous nocturnal elapid snakes of Pakistan, India, southeastern Asia, and adjacent islands



Origin and Etymology of krait

Hindi & Urdu karait


First Known Use: 1874


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krait

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noun \ˈkrīt\

Medical Definition of krait

  1. :  any of several brightly banded extremely venomous nocturnal elapid snakes of the genus Bungarus that occur in Pakistan, India, southeastern Asia, and adjacent islands




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