Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Rhabdophis are one of the few rear-fanged groups that can cause serious harm or even fatalities.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • They are a rear-fanged snake, which means their fangs are set in the back of the mouth and require chewing and effort for them to get the venom reportedly not too toxic, causes mild discomfort and swelling into prey.

    Adventure, X2

  • I also learned that there are about 12 other snakes here in Lebanon, 2-3 which appear to be rear-fanged including the Montpellier Snake I caught today.

    Adventure, X2

  • Like rear-fanged snakes and some lizards, the dinosaur probably had nonfatal venom that could shock its victims into a defenseless stupor-allowing

    Blah, Blah! Technology

  • This arrangement is similar to the venom-delivery system in modern rear-fanged snakes and lizards. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "They're a rear-fanged snake so they need a good bite to inject their venom." | Top Stories

  • The anatomy is similar to that of "rear-fanged" snakes such as the boomslang, which do not inject poison but funnel it along grooved teeth as they pierce the skin of their prey. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Sinornithosaurus species, millenii and haoiana, the researchers, based at Northeastern University in Liaoning, China, and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, found the creatures had features reminiscent of today's rear-fanged Its especially long, grooved teeth "may result from the need to penetrate a thick layer of feathers," the authors wrote, noting that small early birds might have been popular targets.

    Scientific American

  • This pattern of features is specifically much like that found in "rear-fanged" venomous snakes.

  • If rear-fanged snakes serve as any sign, the venom Sinornithosaurus employed likely was not lethal.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.