ringhals

noun

ring·​hals ˈriŋ-ˌhals How to pronounce ringhals (audio)
: a venomous African elapid snake (Haemachates haemachatus) that rarely bites but when threatened spits a venom that is harmless to intact skin but may cause severe damage to the eyes upon contact

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“Ringhals.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ringhals. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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