Venomous snake

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(Zool.) any serpent which has poison glands and fangs, whether dangerous to man or not. These serpents constitute two tribes, the viperine serpents, or Solenoglypha, and the cobralike serpents, or Proteroglypha. The former have perforated, erectile fangs situated in the front part of the upper jaw, and are without ordinary teeth behind the fangs; the latter have permanently erect and grooved fangs, with ordinary maxillary teeth behind them.

See also: Venomous

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Like a venomous snake the man leaped toward the stern of the boat, and with a single swift blow struck Tarzan across the head with the heavy paddle.
At the bottom of a flight of narrow steps the corridor turned sharply back upon itself, immediately making another turn in the original direction, so that at that point it formed a perfect letter S, the top leg of which debouched suddenly into a large chamber, illy lighted, and the floor of which was completely covered by venomous snakes and loathsome reptiles.
The haul included an adult gaboon viper which has the longest fangs of any venomous snake, said Insp Nevin Hunter of Devon and Cornwall police.
Studies indicate that without antivenin treatment, hospital stays for venomous snake bites average twice as long (about 6.3 days) as those in which the victim received antivenin.
Biologists have discovered a new species of venomous snake indigenous to Australia.
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If you've seen the trailers to The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World, then you've seen Steve Irwin licked on the face by the most venomous snake on earth.
The adder is the only venomous snake in the UK and its bite is rarely fatal.
* The shy adder is the UK's only native venomous snake * A sign alerts walkers and beach-goers to adders in the dunes near the beach of Port Eynon on Gower