Agkistrodon

noun Ag·kis·tro·don \ ag-ˈki-strə-ˌdän , aŋ- \

Definition of Agkistrodon

:a genus of pit vipers including the American copperhead and water moccasin used generally instead of the technically preferable Ancistrodon

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Origin and Etymology of agkistrodon

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek ánkistron (unconventionally transliterated with g for Greek gamma nasal) “fishhook” + -odōn-odon


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