cottonmouth(redirected from cottonmouth moccasins)
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any of several species of snakes of the genus Agkistrodon.
highland moccasin copperhead.
a poisonous pit viper (Agkistrodon piscivorus) commonly found near water and swamps of the southeastern part of the United States. The symptoms of the bite of a cottonmouth are rapid swelling, severe pain, skin discoloration at bite marks, and weakness. Antivenin and ventilatory/circulatory support are the usual treatments. Also called water moccasin.
A venomous snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus, common in the southern and eastern U.S.Synonym: water moccasin See: snake bitevenomous snake