black-necked cobra

noun

: a venomous and aggressive African elapid snake (Naja nigricollis) that rarely bites but discharges by spitting a venom that is harmless to the intact skin but may cause blindness if it enters the eyes

called also spitting cobra

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“Black-necked cobra.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/black-necked%20cobra. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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