Elapidae

noun plural

Elap·​i·​dae ə-ˈlap-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Elapidae (audio)
: a family of venomous snakes with hollow fangs found in the warmer parts of both hemispheres and including the cobras and mambas, the coral snakes of the New World, and the majority of Australian snakes
elapid adjective or noun

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“Elapidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Elapidae. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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