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bushmaster

(bo͝osh′măs′tər)
n.
A large venomous snake (Lachesis muta) of tropical America, having brown and grayish markings.

Lachesis

Homeopathy
A homeopathic remedy formulated from bushmaster snake venom; it is used for cardiac problems (e.g., tachycardia, arrhythmias and angina), as well as fever, haemorrhoids, hot flashes, nosebleeds, premenstrual syndrome, petit mal seizures, varicose veins and weeping wounds.

bushmaster

(bush'mas?ter)
A long and powerful poisonous snake Lachesis muta, a member of the pit viper family, that lives in Central America and in northernmost South America.
Synonym: Lachesis muta.
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The Bushmaster production program continues strong," said Mike Cleary, director of ordnance programs at McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems.
In addition to the Bushmaster, McDonnell Douglas also builds the 30mm M230 cannon for the Apache, the 30mm Bushmaster II for Norway and has several Chain Gun variants either in development or in production under license.
The Bushmaster II was developed by McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems as an outgrowth of the 25mm M242, which is used by an increasing number of U.
The Bushmaster II, which fires standard NATO 30mm X 173 ammunition, will be produced in Mesa, where the company maintains its ordnance operations.
The Hagglunds CV9030 IFV, equipped with the Bushmaster II cannon, was selected by Norway after competing for the contract against three other armed vehicles.
Additional CV9030 vehicles with Bushmaster II gun systems are expected to be required in coming years.