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Related to Daboia russelii: Russell's viper, Russell Viper

daboia

[dəboi′ə]
Etymology: Hind, dabna, to lurk
a local name for Russell's viper, a large, very poisonous snake indigenous to India and Southeast Asia. Its venom is used in some laboratories to test the coagulation pathway.

daboia

, daboya (dă-boy′ă) [Hindi daboyā, lurker]
A genus of large, venomous snakes that includes Russell's viper of India, Burma, and Thailand. Its venom is used to enhance the action of certain blood coagulation factors.

Russell,

Patrick, Irish physician in India, 1727-1805.
Russell viper - characteristically marked, highly venomous snake of southeastern Asia. Synonym(s): daboia
Russell viper venom - used as a coagulant in the arrest of hemorrhage from accessible sites in hemophilia.
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Daboia russelii russelii frequents grasslands, cultivated fields, saltbush scrubs and the margin of the marshes.
Saara hardwickii, Eublepharis macularius, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus, Echis carinatus sochureki, and Daboia russelii.
Echis carinatus sochureki, Daboia russelii russelii and Eristicophis macmahoni, belong to the subfamily Viperinae of the Family Viperidae.
These also include Echis carinatus, Daboia russelii and Eristicophis macmahoni, the three taxa of interest in the present study.
Daboia russelii russelii, Russell's viper is a large, stocky, tan-colored snake, with very distinct, large, black- bordered ocelli on the back and a smaller set laterally.