massasauga

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noun mas·sa·sau·ga \ ˌma-sə-ˈsȯ-gə \

Definition of massasauga

:a small North American rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)

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Origin and Etymology of massasauga

Missisauga River, Ontario, Canada


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massasauga

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noun mas·sa·sau·ga \ ˌmas-ə-ˈsȯg-ə \

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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