Bothrops

noun
Bo·​throps | \ ˈbōˈthräps \

Definition of Bothrops

: a genus of venomous pit vipers (family Crotalidae) including the fer-de-lance (B. atrox) and palm viper (B. nigroventris) of Central and South America, their hemolytic venom causing the breakdown of blood cells and small blood vessels with consequent interstitial hemorrhage

History and Etymology for Bothrops

New Latin, from bothr- + -ops

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“Bothrops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bothrops. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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