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krait

(krīt),
Elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, found in northern India, the bite of which is associated with generalized anesthetic and paralytic effects; neurotoxic symptoms are similar to those induced by cobra venom.
[Hindi karait]
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krait

(krīt)
n.
Any of several highly venomous snakes of the genus Bungarus of South and Southeast Asia, having a generally black body with brightly colored bands.
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krait

(krāt)
A small venomous snake of the genus Bungarus, indigenous to India.
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