eastern coral snake


: a venomous coral snake (Micrurus fulvius) of the southeastern U.S. having bright bands of black, red, and yellow

Note: The eastern coral snake can be distinguished from similarly colored harmless snakes by the narrow yellow bands occurring in between the wider bands of black and red.

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“Eastern coral snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eastern%20coral%20snake. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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