solenoglyphous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

solenoglyph +‎ -ous

Adjective[edit]

solenoglyphous (not comparable)

  1. (of a snake) Having nublike maxillae each supporting a single hollow fang that points posteriorly, the mouth opening wide so that the fang swings into position to inject venom deeply.

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