Definition of massasauga
: a small North American rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)
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Jennifer Moore and her research team at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, Michigan, are creating a longer-term data set to examine the implication of the disease on eastern massasauga rattlesnakes.
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Origin and Etymology of massasauga
Missisauga River, Ontario, Canada
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of massasauga
: a medium-sized rattlesnake of the genus Sistrurus (S. catenatus) that has nine large scales on the head, grows to a length of about 18 to 39 inches (46 to 100 centimeters), and is distributed from southern Ontario across the central United States to northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona
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