Acanthophis

noun
Australian elapid snakes
Syn: ↑genus Acanthophis
Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Elapidae, ↑family Elapidae
Member Meronyms: ↑death adder, ↑Acanthophis antarcticus

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\\əˈkan(t)thəfə̇s\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from acanth- + Greek ophis snake — more at ophidia
: a genus of venomous Australian snakes (family Elapidae) having a long horny upturned spine at the end of the tail and consisting of the death adder (A. antarcticus)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Acanthophis — Acanthophis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Acanthophis — n. 1. a genus of Australian elapid snakes. Syn: genus {Acanthophis}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acanthŏphis — (A. Daud., Ophryas Merrem.), Gattung der Vipern, Kopf abgerundet, stumpf, vorn mit Platten, hinten mit Schuppen, Giftzähne; der Schwanz endigt sich in einen Haken; Art: A. (Coluber) cerastinus, 3 Fuß lang, A. Brownii, um Port Jackson, sehr giftig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Acanthophis — Acanthophis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Acanthophis —   Acanthophis …   Wikipedia Español

  • Acanthophis — Todesottern Todesotter (Acanthophis antarcticus) Systematik Klasse: Reptilien (Reptilia) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Acanthophis — Taxobox name = Acanthophis image width = 240px image caption = Acanthophis laevis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Serpentes familia = Elapidae genus = Acanthophis subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • Acanthophis — …   Википедия

  • Acanthophis — Acan·tho·phis (ə kanґtho fis) a genus of snakes of the family Elapidae. A. antarcґticus is the death adder of Australia and New Guinea. See table at snake …   Medical dictionary

  • acanthophis — acan·tho·phis …   English syllables

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