Definition of Viper

1. Noun. Venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw.




Definition of Viper

1. n. Any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidæ.

2. n. Any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidæ.

Definition of Viper

1. Noun. A poisonous snake in the family Viperidae. ¹

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Definition of Viper

1. a venomous snake [n -S] : VIPERINE, VIPERISH, VIPEROUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Viper

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidae. "There came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand." (Acts xxviii. 3) Among the best-known species are the European adder (Pelias berus), the European asp (Vipera aspis), the African horned viper (V. Cerastes), and the Indian viper (Daboia Russellii). 2. A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person. "Who committed To such a viper his most sacred trust Of secrecy." (Milton) Horned viper. A small, slender, phosphorescent deep-sea fish (Chauliodus Sloanii). It has long ventral and dorsal fins, a large mouth, and very long, sharp teeth. Viper's bugloss, a perennial composite herb (Scorzonera Hispanica) with narrow, entire leaves, and solitary heads of yellow flowers. The long, white, carrot-shaped roots are used for food in Spain and some other countries. Synonym: viper grass. Origin: F. Vipere, L. Vipera, probably contr. Fr. Vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. Quick, Parent, Viviparous, Wivern, Weever. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Viper

violoncellos
violone
violones
violous
viols
violuric
violuric acid
viomellein
viomycin
viomycin kinase
viomycins
viopurpurin
viosterol
viosterols
vioxanthin
viper (current term)
viper's bugloss
viper venoms
viperfish
viperfishes
viperid
viperidae
viperids
viperina
viperine
viperish
viperishly
viperlike

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