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Naja(na'ja) [L fr Sanskrit naga, snake]
A genus of venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, native to Africa, India, Asia, and Australia, commonly known as cobras. Their venom contains tissue-destroying enzymes that cause local necrosis at the site of a bite and produce cardiotoxic and neurotoxic polypeptides. See: cobra; Ophiophagus
The cobra, a venomous snake found primarily on the Indian subcontinent.