• Definition for "crotalus"
    • A genus of poisonous serpents, including the rattlesnakes.
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crotalus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of poisonous serpents, including the rattlesnakes.
    • the standard genus of rattlesnakes associated with the subfamily Crotalinæ, having all the top of the head covered with machines like those of this back, a well-developed rattle, and the scutes beneath the end (subcaudal) entire.
    • huge rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
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