Lachesis

noun
Lach·​e·​sis | \ ˈlak-ə-səs How to pronounce Lachesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Lachesis

: a genus of American pit vipers comprising the bushmaster and related snakes that are sometimes included in the genus Trimeresurus

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