elapid

noun el·a·pid \ ˈe-lə-pəd \

Definition of elapid

: any of a family (Elapidae) of venomous snakes (such as the cobras and coral snakes) with hollow fangs

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Origin and Etymology of elapid

New Latin Elap-, Elaps, genus of snakes, from Middle Greek, a fish, alteration of Greek elops


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