Ophiophagus


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Noun1.Ophiophagus - king cobra
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Elapidae, family Elapidae - cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
king cobra, Naja hannah, Ophiophagus hannah, hamadryad - large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja
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The King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is a venomous snake endemic to forests from India to Southeast Asia.
Wildlife conservationists urge more public awareness of dealing with the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), as dozens of the venomous snake have reportedly been killed, usually bludgeoned to death, in several provinces in the country.
An L-amino acid oxidase with human platelet aggregation activity from Ophiophagus hannah (king cobra) venom was isolated and characterized [40].
Tan, "King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) venom L-amino acid oxidase induces apoptosis in PC-3 cells and suppresses PC-3 solid tumor growth in a tumor xenograft mouse model," International Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.
Snakes are not generally known to manipulate their habitat while foraging, but habitat manipulation is still apparent in this taxon: the nest building of king cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) (Chanhome et al., 2011) and pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus) (Burger and Zappalorti, 1991), the burrowing of fossorial species (Gans et al., 1978), and the cratering in loose sand of desert-dwelling vipers (Viperidae) (Secorand Nagy, 1994; Maritz, 2012).
Recent claims that the basilisk should be identifed as the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje) (53) or the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)54 cannot hold for several reasons.
The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) preys on other snakes and is ideal for studying venom evolution because it must evolve new toxins to take down its victims as prey develop defenses against old toxins.