habu

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habu

(ˈhɑːbuː)
n
(Animals) a large venomous snake, Trimeresurus flavoviridis, of Okinawa and other Ryukyu Islands: family Crotalidae (pit vipers)
[from the native name originally used in the Ryukyu Islands]
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Murata, "Studies on the quantitative method for determination of hemorrhagic activity of habu snake venom," Japanese Journal of Medical Science and Biology, vol.
Trimesurus flavoviridis (habu snake) venom induces human erythrocyte lysis through enzymatic lypolisis, complement activation and decreased membrane expression of CD55 and CD69.
This lush island is home to more snakes than people, including the poisonous habu snake. Lucky for us it lays low in winter, and we've only seen one--as the skin on the drum of a local stringed instrument.