cerastes


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cerastes

(sə-răs′tēz)
n. pl. cerastes
Either of two venomous snakes of the genus Cerastes that have a hornlike projection over each eye, including the horned viper.

Cerastes

(sĕ-ras′tēz) [Gr. kerastēs, horned serpent]
A genus of venomous snakes popularly known as horned vipers.
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cerastes is summarized in Ernst & Ernst (2003).
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