elapine

elapine [el′ə pīn΄, el′əpin, el′əpēn΄]
adj.
< ModL Elapinae, name of the subfamily < Elaps, a genus of venomous snakes (< MGr elaps serpent, fish, altered < Gr ellops + -inae, -INAE
of or pertaining to a family (Elapidae) of poisonous snakes with small, erect fangs, including the cobras and coral snakes
elapid [el′əpid΄]
n.

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