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snake

 [snāk]
any of many limbless reptiles; numerous species have venomous bites. See also snakebite.
coral snake any of various venomous pit vipers of the genera Micrurus and Micruroides; called also harlequin snake.
harlequin snake coral snake.

snake

(snāk),
An elongated, limbless, scaly reptile of the suborder Ophidia.

snake

(snāk)
1. a limbless reptile of the suborder Ophidia, some of which are poisonous.
2. any of various worms that resemble members of Ophidia.

black snake  blacksnake.
brown snake  a venomous elapid snake of Australia and New Guinea belonging to the genus Demansia.
coral snake  any of various venomous snakes of the genera Micrurus and Micruroides.
crotalid snake  crotalid (1).
elapid snake  elapid (1).
harlequin snake  coral s.
poisonous snakes 
2. snakes that contain poison, either in venom glands or in other organs or tissues.
sea snake  a snake of the family Hydrophiidae.
tiger snake  Notechis scutatus.
venomous snakes  snakes that secrete venoms capable of producing a deleterious effect on either the blood (hemotoxin) or the nervous system (neurotoxin), with the venom injected into the body of the victim by the snake's bite.
viperine snake  true viper.

snake

(snāk)
n.
Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.

snake

Trivial name for limbless members of suborder Ophidia, of medical interest, primarily because snakes have poisonous venom containing hemotoxins and/or neurotoxins; venomous North American snakes belong to either the viper family Crotilidae–rattlesnake, copperhead, water moccasin, or to Elapidae, coral snakes, related to cobras and kraits–India, Southeast Asia, and mambas, brown, black, tiger snakes of Australia; others–eg, constrictors encircle prey and asphyxiate; pet snakes are associated with infections: Aeromonas hydrophila, Edwardsiella tarda, E coli, mesocestoidiasis, Morganella morganii, Mycobacterium ulcerans, Ophionyssus natricis infestation, pentastosomiasis, Proteus vulgaris, Providencia spp, Q fever, salmonellosis, sparganosis. See Sea snake Vox populi A derogatory term for a ne'er-do-well–eg, lawyer, ex-spouse, etc.

snake

a limbless reptile; many species are poisonous. See under the names of individual species. See also Table 22.

snake venom
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