from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of Indian vipers, of the family Viperidæ, including venomous solenoglyph forms of small size, having fewer ventral scutes than the African vipers, simple subcaudal scutes, imbricated carinate scales on the head, in two rows between the eyes and the labial plates, and small nostrils in a large divided nasal plate. E. carinata is a common species, 20 inches or less in length. Merrem, 1820. Called Toxicoa by Gray.


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