back-fanged

adjective

Definition of back-fanged

of a snake
: having grooved venom-conducting teeth located posteriorly in the roof of the mouth — compare front-fanged, opisthoglypha

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First Known Use of back-fanged

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Back-fanged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-fanged. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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