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Elapidae

Pronunciation: e-lap'i-de

Definition: A family of highly venomous snakes characterized by a pair of comparatively short, permanently erect deeply grooved fangs at the front of the mouth. There are over 150 species, including the cobra, krait, mamba, and coral snakes.

[G. elops, a serpent]

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