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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First Known Use of Agkistrodon

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agkistrodon

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

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