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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“Lachesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lachesis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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