any of numerous cosmopolitan snakes of the family Elapidae, having permanently erect fangs in the front of the upper jaw and including the New World coral snakes, the cobras, and most Australian snakes.
belonging or pertaining to the Elapidae.
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How to use elapid in a sentence
Elaps, a genus of poisonous American snakes, the type of the family elapid, to which belongs the cobra de capello.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
Male combat in American colubrid snakes with remarks on combat in other colubrid and elapid snakes.
British Dictionary definitions for elapid
any venomous snake of the mostly tropical family Elapidae, having fixed poison fangs at the front of the upper jaw and including the cobras, coral snakes, and mambas
of, relating to, or belonging to the Elapidae
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