Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Elapidae — coral snake.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of coral snakes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. coral snakes

Etymologies

Micrurus +‎ -oides (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While some herpetologists have regarded laticaudids as close relatives of sea snakes proper, McDowell (1969, 1987) argued that laticaudids were most closely related to Asiatic coral snakes (Calliophis and Maticora), American coral snakes (Micrurus and Micruroides) and Parapistocalamus (a poorly known snake of New Guinea and Bougainville Island: it’s apparently a specialist eater of snail eggs), and this has since been quite widely supported by other snake workers (e.g.,

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