Aspis

noun
As·​pis | \ ˈaspə̇s, ˈaas- \

Definition of Aspis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus of vipers including the horned viper and related hornless forms
-as·​pis | \ " \

Definition of -aspis (Entry 2 of 2)

: one having (such) a shield in generic names in zoology and paleontology CephalaspisOdontaspis

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History and Etymology for Aspis

Noun

New Latin, from Latin, asp, viper, from Greek

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek aspis shield

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“Aspis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aspis. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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