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

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 Oct. 2022.

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