Definition of Pit viper

1. Noun. New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head.




Definition of Pit viper

1. Noun. Any of various venomous snakes, of the family ''Crotalinae'', found in Asia and the Americas, with a deep pit or fossa on either side of the head that enables them to detect prey by infrared. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pit Viper

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Literary usage of Pit viper

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... is a central Asiatic pit viper. The few reptiles inhabiting the northern part of Japan are probably of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... is a central Asiatic pit viper. The few reptiles inhabiting the northern part of Japan ore probably of palaearctic origin. ..."

3. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1920)
"... 3, side view head of pit viper; 4, side view head of harmless snake; 5. dorsal view pit viper; 6, dorsal view of harmless snake; 7 and 9, bite puncture ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Flint and bone implements and rude pottery have been found in them. PIT-VIPER, a venomous viperine snake of the family ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1901)
"Do you suppose there is any connection between the t\\o? MARS-KIN S. HAMLI.N. The term " pit-viper'' is appropriately up- lied to rattlesnakes and their ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... is a central Asiatic pit viper. The few reptiles inhabiting the northern part of Japan are probably of ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... is a central Asiatic pit viper. The few reptiles inhabiting the northern part of Japan ore probably of palaearctic origin. ..."

8. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1920)
"... 3, side view head of pit viper; 4, side view head of harmless snake; 5. dorsal view pit viper; 6, dorsal view of harmless snake; 7 and 9, bite puncture ..."

9. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Flint and bone implements and rude pottery have been found in them. PIT-VIPER, a venomous viperine snake of the family ..."

10. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1901)
"Do you suppose there is any connection between the t\\o? MARS-KIN S. HAMLI.N. The term " pit-viper'' is appropriately up- lied to rattlesnakes and their ..."

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