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elapid

 [el´ah-pid]
1. pertaining to the members of a family of pit vipers that includes the genera Micruroides and Micrurus.
2. any of the members of this group.

el·a·pid

(el'ă-pid),
Any member of the snake family Elapidae.

elapid

/el·a·pid/ (el´ah-pid)
1. any snake of the family Elapidae.
2. of or pertaining to the family Elapidae.

elapid

(ĕl′ə-pĭd)
n.
Any of various venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, such as the cobras, mambas, and coral snakes, having hollow, fixed fangs.

el′a·pid adj.

elapid

[el′äpid]
1 adj, pertaining to the members of a family of pit vipers that includes the genera Micruroides and Micrurus.
2 n, any of the members of this group.

elapid

see elapine.
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Thermoregulation by a nocturnal elapid snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides) in southeastern Australia.
Family: Elapidae The elapid family: poisonous snakes with round pupils, fast-acting neurotoxic venom and a pair of short, fixed fangs in the front of the upper jaw.
The diagnosis of elapid neurotoxic snake bite, especially when the patient is unaware of being bitten or where the culprit has not been identified, may occasionally be difficult.
The small-sealed taipan, an Australian elapid, has the most toxic venom of any snake.