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1. (Animals) Also called: horned viper an African poisonous snake of the genus Cerastes with a thick scale over each eye
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a shield used in Ancient Greece
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Noun1.aspis - horned vipersAspis - horned vipers        
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
family Viperidae, Viperidae - Old World vipers
cerastes, Cerastes cornutus, horned asp, horned viper, sand viper - highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye
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Aspic viper (Vipera aspis) that belongs to viperidae family showed least similarity i.e.
aspis, and Trichocerca chattoni, only in the Verde Lake; Testudinella mucronata hauerensis occurred only in the Cigana Lake, while Epiphanes sp., Lecane acus, L.
But this event set off a worldwide crisis which helped the following year to bring down Aspis Pronia, a Greek insurance group where he was chief information officer.
(Podocarpus or Prumnopitys), Nyssapollenites endobalteus (Mallotus/Macaranga) (Lee et al., 2010a), Diporites aspis (Fuchsia), Rhoipites alveolatus (Euphorbiaceae), Hedycarya and Gothanipollis perplexus (Loranthaceae).
Bunlarin baslicalari Avrupa engeregi (Vipera aspis), Kuzey Amerika engeregi (Agkistrodon blomhoffi) ve diger bazi engerek yilanlaridir (1-4).
T Bank, a rebrand of Aspis Bank, had experienced a number of problems, including a low capital base, since its creation in 1992.