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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
References in classic literature ?
With this exclamation Roderick lost his self-control and threw himself upon the grass, testifying his agony by intricate writhings, in which Herkimer could not but fancy a resemblance to the motions of a snake.
Various plants with snake repellent potentials have been in use in traditional practice in the past as protective measure and are still in use in rural communities in the tropics.
My brother first saw the snake in a room and he called out to me.
This fatal disease has already affected several species and scientists say that its rate of transfer and lethality across species could spell disaster to snake population worldwide.
The milk snake is thought to have been a pet which was either abandoned or had escaped.
A firefighter and snake handling trainer places a rescued snake into a bin at a fire station in Bangkok.
A snake can wiggle and twist much better than YOU can
The barred grass snake, natrix helvetica, is now recognised as a species in its own right, distinct from the common or eastern grass snake (natrix natrix).
For snake expert Tim Cole, owner of Austin Reptile Service, there's another explanation: We are taught to hate them.
Different kinds of snakes including cobra, water snakes and pythons could be seen crawling freely in the specific area.
Ali Al Qatari has already caught 11 snakes this month which he said was the highest number he has caught in a month.
And an analysis of the snake family tree suggests that modern snakes' direct ancestors did too.