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Viperidae

noun plural Vi·per·i·dae \ vī-ˈper-ə-ˌdē \

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

viperid

play \ˈvī-pə-ˌrid\ adjective

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