elapid

[el-uh-pid]
noun
1.
any of numerous cosmopolitan snakes of the family Elapidae, having permanently erect fangs in the front of the upper jaw and including the New World coral snakes, the cobras, and most Australian snakes.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Elapidae.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin Elapidae, equivalent to Elap- (stem of Elaps name of genus ≪ Greek éllops a sea-fish) + -idae -id2

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elapid (ˈɛləpɪd)
 
n
1.  any venomous snake of the mostly tropical family Elapidae, having fixed poison fangs at the front of the upper jaw and including the cobras, coral snakes, and mambas
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Elapidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Elapidae, from Medieval Greek elaps, elops a fish, sea serpent; perhaps related to Greek lepis scale]

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Sea snakes are members of the elapid family of snakes that also includes cobras, mambas and coral snakes.
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