from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, which includes the cobras, mambas, and coral snakes.
- adj. Of or belonging to the family Elapidae.
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- n. Any of many species of snakes, of the family Elapidae, including the cobras, mambas, and coral snakes
- adj. Characteristic of these snakes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a venomous snake of the family Elapidae, including the .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A serpent of the family Elapidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
The list of neurotoxins is long and varied so that only a few examples are used below to show the range of mechanisms: b-Bungarotoxin (a potent venom of elapid snakes) prevents the release of neurotransmitters
Molecular phylogeny of elapid snakes and a consideration of their biogeographic history.
Phylogenetic analysis of the “true” aquatic elapid snakes Hydrophiinae (sensu Smith et al., 1977) indicates two independent radiations into water.
This ecoregion also forms the main distribution for numerous other reptiles, including many large venomous elapid snakes (Pseudonaja guttata, P. ingrami, and Pseudechis colletti).
One terrestrial snake, Ogmodon vitiensis, is an elapid with ancient origins.
The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), is an elapid snake and is one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes.
Walterinnesia aegyptia is a species of venomous elapid snake, also known as the Desert Black Snake or Desert Cobra
Sea snakes are members of the elapid family of snakes that also includes cobras, mambas and coral snakes.