Solenoglyph

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Solenoglyph (Zoöl) Pertaining to the Selenoglypha. See Ophidia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • solenoglyph Having apparently hollow or perforated maxillary teeth specialized and isolated from the rest; of or pertaining to the Solenoglypha, or having their characters. These teeth are the venom-fangs of such serpents as vipers and rattlesnakes. They are not actually perforated, but have an involute groove whose lips roll together and fuse, forming a tube through which the poison is spirted when the snake strikes. See cut under Crotalus.
    • n solenoglyph A solenoglyphic serpent.
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