Definition of Elapine

1. a. Like or pertaining to the Elapidæ, a family of poisonous serpents, including the cobras. See Ophidia.



Definition of Elapine

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the Elapidae, a taxonomic group including cobras. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elapine

1. pertaining to a family of snakes [adj]

Medical Definition of Elapine

1. Like or pertaining to the Elapidae, a family of poisonous serpents, including the cobras. See Ophidia. See: Elaps. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elapine

elanets
elanid kite
elanid kites
elans
elaolite
elaoptene
elaoptenes
elaphine
elaphure
elaphures
elapid
elapid snake
elapid venoms
elapidae
elapids
elapine (current term)
elaps
elapse
elapsed
elapsed time
elapses
elapsing
elapsion
elase
elasipoda
elasmobranch
elasmobranches
elasmobranchiate
elasmobranchiates
elasmobranchii

Literary usage of Elapine

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1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"With the exception of the Coral Snakes (genus Elaps), the elapine snakes inhabit ... While the elapine snakes occur abundantly in Africa, southern Asia and ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"S^elapine. FIG. 153.—Map showing the distribution of dangerously poisonous ... Remains of elapine and of innocuous Colubrine snakes have been found in the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the elapine, still more in the ... one of the Malay genera of elapine snakes, each poison gland sends an enormously elongated recess far into the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"They are elapine and poisonous and conceal themselves aided by their leaf-green color, in bushes where they dart upon birds, lizards, insects, etc., ..."

5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"... Cameroon. new elapine snakes from the Congo. 44. Descriptions of two Schnee. 285. Schildkröten aus unseren westafrikanischen Kolonien. fg SOUTH AFRICA. ..."

6. Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt (1914)
"... but less swelling of the wound itself, and, whereas the blood of the rattlesnake's victim coagulates, the blood of the victim of an elapine snake—that ..."

7. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"They feed upon both vegetable- and animal substances. SEA-SNAKE. One of the poisonous marine snakes of the elapine subfamily ..."

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