Causus

noun
Cau·​sus | \ ˈkȯzəs, -ȯsəs \

Definition of Causus

: a genus of nocturnal venomous African snakes (family Viperidae) comprising the night adders

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History and Etymology for Causus

New Latin, from Greek kausos fever, heat, from kaiein to burn

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“Causus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Causus. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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