Aspis

1 of 2

noun

As·​pis
ˈaspə̇s,
ˈaas-
: a genus of vipers including the horned viper and related hornless forms

-aspis

2 of 2

noun combining form

-as·​pis
"
: one having (such) a shield
in generic names in zoology and paleontology
Cephalaspis
Odontaspis

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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