Crotalus

noun
Cro·​ta·​lus | \ -ᵊl-əs How to pronounce Crotalus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Crotalus

: the type genus of the family Crotalidae that includes many of the rattlesnakes

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“Crotalus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Crotalus. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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