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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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