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viperine

 [vi´per-ēn]
pertaining to the true vipers; called also viperid.

viperine

(vī′pə-rīn′)
adj.
Of, resembling, or characteristic of a viper, especially one of the subfamily Viperinae, such as a horned viper.
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The viperine snake (Natrix maura) is common in southwestern Europe, also occurs in northern Africa, and even reaches the Sahara, where it can sometimes be seen in pools with many fish.
Relationships and zoogeography of the viperine snakes (family: Viperidae).