daboia

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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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Seven snakes in Sri Lanka are said to be as "deadly poisonous" including the cobra, the Sri Lankan krait, the Indian krait, the Russel's viper, the saw-scaled viper, the hump-nosed viper and the green-pit viper.