cerastes definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of venomous snakes of genus Cerastes, like the horned viper, having hornlike projections over each eye.
    • A genus of poisonous African serpents, with a horny scale over each attention; the horned viper.
    • Some horned viper.
    • A genus of very venomous African and Indian serpents, the horned vipers, of the suborder Solenoglypha and family Viperidæ, having a horn over each eye, and the tail distinct from the body. C. vipera or hasselquisti is the horned viper of northern Africa, a species known to the ancients.
    • extremely venomous viper of north Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny back above each eye
    • some of several venomous snakes regarding the genus Cerastes, such as the horned viper, having hornlike projections over each eye.
    • A genus of toxic African serpents, with a horny scale over each eye; the horned viper.
    • Some horned viper.
    • A genus of really venomous African and Indian serpents, the horned vipers, regarding the suborder Solenoglypha and household Viperidæ, having a horn over each attention, while the end distinct from the human anatomy. C. vipera or hasselquisti is the horned viper of north Africa, a species proven to the ancients.
    • extremely venomous viper of north Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye

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