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viper

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noun vi·per \ˈvī-pər\

Medical Definition of viper

  1. 1:  a common Eurasian venomous snake of the genus Vipera (V. berus) that attains a length of about two feet (0.6 meter), varies in color from red, brown, or gray with dark markings to black, and whose bite is usually not fatal to humans; broadly :  any snake of an Old World subfamily (Viperinae) of the family Viperidae

  2. 2:  pit viper

  3. 3:  a venomous or reputedly venomous snake





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