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Echis

(ek'is, ē'kis),
The saw-scaled or carpet viper, a genus of small (under 1 m), irritable, and alert snakes with a highly toxic venom; they are responsible for numerous snakebite cases with many fatalities.
[G. echis, a viper]
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