Elapinae

plural noun El·a·pi·nae \ˌeləˈpī(ˌ)nē\

Definition of Elapinae

  1. :  the Elapidae when considered as a subfamily of Colubridae

elapine

\ˈeləˌpīn, -pə̇n\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of elapinae

New Latin, from Elap-, Elaps, type genus + -inae


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