Definition of Agkistrodon

1. Noun. Copperheads.




Medical Definition of Agkistrodon

1. A genus of venomous snakes of the subfamily crotalinae. Twelve species of this genus are found in north and central america and asia. Agkistrodon contortrix is the copperhead, a. Piscivorus, the cottonmouth. The former is named for its russet or orange-brown colour, the latter for the white interior of its mouth. (goin, goin, and zug, introduction to herpetology, 3d ed, p336; moore, poisonous snakes of the world, 1980, p75) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agkistrodon

agitations
agitative
agitato
agitator
agitators
agitatos
agitatrices
agitatrix
agito
agitographia
agitolalia
agitophasia
agitpop
agitprop
agitprops
agkistrodon (current term)
aglaonema
aglaonemas
aglare
agleam
aglee
aglet
aglets
agley
aglimmer
aglint
agliophobia
aglitter
aglitter(p)
aglobulia

Literary usage of Agkistrodon

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1. The Batrachians and Reptiles of Indiana by Oliver Perry Hay (1892)
"agkistrodon, p.. AA. Tail provided with a rattle. a. ... agkistrodon, Pal. de Beauvais, 1799, 36, iv, 381; Baird and Girard, 1853, 6, 17 ; Ancistrodon, ..."

2. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"Genus agkistrodon f> Beauvois. 1799. agkistrodon BEAUVOIS, Trans. Amer. ... Among the species of the genus agkistrodon which extends from the northern ..."

3. Transaction by Texas Medical Association (1902)
"Stejneger's synopsis is brief and as follows: Tail without rattle, ending in a point, genus, agkistrodon, Beau- vois. Species, agkistrodon ..."

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