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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]

krait

(krāt) any member of the genus Bungarus, extremely venomous crotalid snakes found from India across Southeast and East Asia.

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.

krait

(krāt)
A small venomous snake of the genus Bungarus, indigenous to India.
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In this part of the state of Kerala, we have encountered various types of snake bites of which Russell's viper bites predominate the cases, followed by common krait and cobra bites having least incidents.
DISCUSSION: Indian poisonous snakes belong to the elapid family of the cobra and krait and the viperid family of the Russel's viper and the saw scaled viper.
It can be an important differentiating clinical feature between cobra and krait bite, rarely Russell viper bite may present with ptosis and cellulitis.
However, the Yellow-lipped Sea Krait has been found to twist its tail so that the tip corresponds with the dorsal view of the head, which combined with deceptive colouring, gives the illusion of having two heads and two loads of deadly venom.
A large Krait was followed for thirty minutes, swimming between corals and crevices hunting for food.
9 (ANI): Villagers near Bhubaneshwar city of Orissa recently caught hold of a rare variety of albino Krait.