Definition of Bitis
1. Noun. A genus of Viperidae.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Viperidae, Viperidae
Member holonyms: Bitis Arietans, Puff Adder, Bitis Gabonica, Gaboon Viper
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitis
Literary usage of Bitis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"March 8,1850. bitis, that he ordered the infant to be kept night and day at the breasts, lest the milk should make its way to the ..."
2. Liberia by Harry Hamilton Johnston, Otto Stapf (1906)
"Of the Viper group of poisonous snakes there are two puff-adders of the genus bitis—B. gabonica and B. nasicornis, both very gaudily ..."