Definition of Acanthophis
1. Noun. Australian elapid snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Elapidae, Family Elapidae
Member holonyms: Acanthophis Antarcticus, Death Adder
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acanthophis
Literary usage of Acanthophis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"acanthophis tortor, Less. M. Lesson, who gives the above formula, remarks, in the Zoologie tie fa Coquille, that this serpent is not a true acanthophis ..."
2. Medical zoology, and mineralogy; or Illustrations and descriptions of the by John Stephenson (1832)
"acanthophis PALPEBROSUS. Palpebral acanthophis. SPEC. CHAR. Body pale grey, with blueish transverse bands on the back ; reddish with two rows of black ..."