venomousness

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venomousness

  1. The condition of being venomous
    • 2012, Carl T. Bergstrom and Lee Alan Dugatkin, “Phylogeny and Evolutionary History”, in Betsy Twitchell editor, Evolution, W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 9780393913415, page 125:
      Researchers assumed that there was no venom without a delivery system, and so they concluded that venomousness must be a highly derived trait seen in a relatively small fraction of all snake species.