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rattlesnake

 [rat´t'l-snāk]
any of numerous pit vipers, venomous snakes of North America of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus. See also snakebite.

rat·tle·snake

(rat'ĭl-snāk),
A member of the crotalid genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, characterized by possession of cuticular warning rattles at the tip of the tail.

rattlesnake

(răt′l-snāk′)
n.
Any of various venomous pit vipers of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus of the Americas, having at the end of the tail a series of loosely attached, horny segments that can be vibrated to produce a rattling or buzzing sound.
A pit viper of the genera Crotalus or Sistrurus, primarily of the southern Northern hemisphere, which has a characteristic tail that produces a rattling sound when it is disturbed

rattlesnake

A pit viper of the genera Crotalus or Sistrurus, primarily of the southern Northern hemisphere, which has a characteristic tail that produces a rattling sound when its owner is disturbed
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