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viperine

[vahy-per-in, -puh-rahyn] /ˈvaɪ pər ɪn, -pəˌraɪn/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a viper; venomous:
a gossip with a viperine tongue.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin vīperīnus. See viper, -ine1
Related forms
pseudoviperine, adjective
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