Definition of krait
: any of a genus (Bungarus) of brightly banded extremely venomous nocturnal elapid snakes of Pakistan, India, southeastern Asia, and adjacent islands
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Wire Photo AP In 1954, a bite from a krait, a deadly snake from Thailand, put Haast in an iron lung while Vaughn sourced antivenom from India.
To find a more universal antivenom, Ratanabanangkoon and his colleagues collected 12 venom samples from six species of Asian snakes, including four cobras and two kraits.
So the sea krait has its deadly bite, which doubles as an offensive and defensive weapon, while the lionfish has its spines.
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Origin and Etymology of krait
Hindi & Urdu karait
First Known Use: 1874See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of krait
: any of several brightly banded extremely venomous nocturnal elapid snakes of the genus Bungarus that occur in Pakistan, India, southeastern Asia, and adjacent islands
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