Definition of Bothrops
1. Noun. Fer-de-lance.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Crotalidae, Family Crotalidae
Member holonyms: Bothrops Atrops, Fer-de-lance
Medical Definition of Bothrops
1. A genus of poisonous snakes of the viperidae family. About 50 species are known and all are found in tropical america and southern south america. Bothrops atrox is the fer-de-lance and b. Jararaca is the jararaca. (goin, goin, and zug, introduction to herpetology, 3d ed, p336) (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Bothrops
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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1883)
"About the time that Lacerda was experimenting with the venom of the bothrops in Brazil, Dr. Armand Gautier, of Paris, arrived at very similar conclusions as ..."
2. Collected Studies on Immunity by Paul Ehrlich (1906)
"bothrops poison is ten times weaker, and that of Trimeresurus anama- lensis twenty-five times. ... The same is true for bothrops, Crotalus, and Trimeresurus ..."