viperine


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viperine

 [vi´per-ēn]
pertaining to the true vipers; called also viperid.

viperine

(vī′pə-rīn′)
adj.
Of, resembling, or characteristic of a viper, especially one of the subfamily Viperinae, such as a horned viper.

viperine

1 adj, pertaining to the true vipers.
2 n, true viper. Also called viperid.

viperine

a snake of the family Viperidae. Their venom is mainly hemotoxic, causing intense local damage as well as general effects of paralysis. Includes the pit vipers (rattlesnake, moccasin) and the true vipers (puff adder, Russell's viper, English adder).