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elapid

  

      n  
1    any venomous snake of the mostly tropical family Elapidae, having fixed poison fangs at the front of the upper jaw and including the cobras, coral snakes, and mambas  
      adj  
2    of, relating to, or belonging to the Elapidae  
     (C19: from New Latin Elapidae, from Medieval Greek elaps, elops a fish, sea serpent; perhaps related to Greek lepis scale)  
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eland, elaterid, elapse, Eliade

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