Definition of Viperidae

1. Noun. Old World vipers.




Medical Definition of Viperidae

1. A family of snakes comprising three subfamilies: azemiopinae (the mountain viper, the sole member of this subfamily), viperinae (true vipers), and crotalinae (pit vipers). They are widespread throughout the world, being found in the united states, central and south america, europe, asia and africa. Their venoms act on the blood (haemotoxic) as compared to the venom of elapids which act on the nervous system (neurotoxic). (goin, goin, and zug, introduction to herpetology, 3d ed, pp333-36) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Viperidae

viomellein
viomycin
viomycin kinase
viomycins
viopurpurin
viosterol
viosterols
vioxanthin
viper
viper's bugloss
viper venoms
viperfish
viperfishes
viperid
viperidae (current term)
viperids
viperina
viperine
viperish
viperishly
viperlike
viperoides
viperous
viperously
vipers
vipoma
viprostol
viprynium embonate

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