Malayan pit viper


Ma·​lay·​an pit viper mə-ˈlā-ən-, mā-, ˈmā-ˌlā- How to pronounce Malayan pit viper (audio)
: a venomous pit viper (Calloselasma rhodostomarhodostoma synonym Agkistrodon rhodostoma) native to southeastern Asia that is light brown to reddish-brown above with triangular dark-brown markings
An international stroke study recently began on ancrod, a drug derived from the venom of the Malayan pit viper.Susan Duerksen, The San Diego Union-Tribune

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“Malayan pit viper.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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