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Malayan pit viper

noun Ma·lay·an pit viper \ mə-ˈlā-ən-, mā-, ˈmā-ˌlā- \

medical Definition of Malayan pit viper

: 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 DuerksenThe San Diego Union-Tribune28 July 1993

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