Medical Dictionary

Demansia


Demansia

noun De·man·sia \di-ˈman(t)-sē-ə\

Definition of DEMANSIA

:  a genus of snakes of the family Elapidae native to Australia and New Guinea that formerly included the brown snakes

Biographical Note for DEMANSIA

van Die·men \vän-ˈdē-mən\ , Anthony (1593–1645), Dutch colonial administrator. Van Diemen was governor-general of the Dutch East Indies from 1636. During his tenure he greatly extended Dutch commerce and influence in the area under his control. In 1842 the genus Demansia was named in his honor by the British naturalist John Edward Gray (1800–1875).
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