Definition of Krait

1. Noun. Brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula.

Generic synonyms: Elapid, Elapid Snake
Group relationships: Bungarus, Genus Bungarus
Specialized synonyms: Banded Adder, Banded Krait, Bungarus Fasciatus



Definition of Krait

1. n. A very venomous snake of India (Bungarus cœruleus), allied to the cobra. Its upper parts are bluish or brownish black, often with narrow white streaks; the belly is whitish.

Definition of Krait

1. Noun. Any of several brightly-coloured, venomous snakes, of the genus ''Bungarus'', of southeast Asia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Krait

1. a venomous snake [n -S]

Medical Definition of Krait

1. A very venomous snake of India (Bungarus coeruleus), allied to the cobra. Its upper parts are bluish or brownish black, often with narrow white streaks; the belly is whitish. Origin: Native name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Krait

kraal
kraaled
kraalhead
kraalheads
kraaling
kraals
krab
krabs
kraft
kraft paper
kraft pulp
krafts
krai
krais
kraisslite
krait (current term)
kraits
kraken
krakens
krakowiak
krakowiaks
krameria
kramerias
krameric
krang
krangs
krans
kranses
krantz
krantzes

Literary usage of Krait

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1. The Practitioner's Manual by Charles Warrenne Allen (1899)
"... of large size by a dangerous reptile —as the rattlesnake. . Calmette advocates injection, while Fraser believes in swallowing the venom. krait bite ..."

2. The Nineteenth Century (1889)
"The krait is of a dark, almost steel-blue black to a chocolate brown, with narrow white cross streaks, rings, or bars of white; the ventral surface is of a ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"We studied the condition of various nerve terminals, both in animals that die after poisoning by krait venom and in nerve muscle preparations from the frog, ..."

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