noun plural

Vi·​per·​i·​dae vī-ˈper-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Viperidae (audio)
: 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 adjective

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“Viperidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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