of or pertaining to a family (Elapidae) of poisonous snakes with small, erect fangs
, including the cobras
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Word origin of 'elapine'
< ModL Elapinae
, name of the subfamily < Elaps
, a genus of venomous snakes (< MGr elaps
serpent, fish, altered < Gr ellops