cerastes

noun
ce·​ras·​tes | \ sə̇ˈras(ˌ)tēz \
plural cerastes

Definition of cerastes

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Cerastes

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Definition of Cerastes (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of aspis

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History and Etymology for cerastes

Noun

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek kerastēs cerastes, horned, from keras horn

New Latin, from Latin

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“Cerastes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerastes. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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