Viperidae

noun plural
Vi·​per·​i·​dae | \ vī-ˈper-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Viperidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Viperidae

: a widely distributed family comprising heavy-bodied venomous snakes that include Old World snakes (subfamily Viperinae) and the pit vipers (subfamily Crotalinae) and that are characterized by large tubular venom-conducting fangs erected by rotation of the movable premaxillae — compare crotalidae

Other Words from Viperidae

viperid \ ˈvī-​pə-​ˌrid How to pronounce Viperidae (audio) \ adjective

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“Viperidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Viperidae. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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