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Agkistrodon contortrix, a venomous pit viper of the United States that has a brown to copper-colored body with dark bands. Called also highland moccasin. See also snakebite.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A U.S. poisonous snake of the genus Agkistrodon.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. A venomous snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) of the eastern and central United States and northern Mexico, having a tan body with reddish-brown crossbands.
2. Copperhead A Northerner who sympathized with the South during the Civil War.
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