Definition of Elapid

1. Noun. Any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres.




Definition of Elapid

1. Noun. (biology) Any of many species of snakes, of the family ''Elapidae'', including the cobras, mambas, and coral snakes ¹

2. Adjective. Characteristic of these snakes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elapid

1. a venomous snake [n -S]

Medical Definition of Elapid

1. Any member of the snake family Elapidae. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elapid

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elaoptene
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Literary usage of Elapid

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1. Check-list of North American Batrachia and Reptilia: With a Systematic List by Edward Drinker Cope (1875)
"... Struthious birds ; elapid and Pero- ... The latter differs in possessing monkeys, elephant, rhinoceros, and tapir, elapid serpents ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"... its elapid venomous snakes, and the whole Flora, according to linger. R. Ne otro pica.—Marsupial and Edentate Mammalia, Inferior Rodentia and Quadrumana ..."

3. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"... with a species recently discovered in New Guinea. FAMILY 20.—elapid^E. . (23 Genera, 100 Species.) GENERAL DISTRIBUTION. NEOTROPICAL I NEARCTIC PAL. ..."

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