adjective Zoology denoting a snake (such as a boomslang) in which the rear pair or pairs of teeth have grooves to conduct the venom. Compare with front-fanged.

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  • back-fanged — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective of a snake : having grooved venom conducting teeth located posteriorly in the roof of the mouth compare front fanged, opisthoglypha * * * adj. Zoology (of a snake such as a boomslang) having the rear one or two pairs of teeth …   Useful english dictionary

  • front-fanged — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having grooved or perforated venom conducting teeth in the front of the mouth used chiefly of members of the Proteroglypha; compare back fanged, pit viper * * * adj. (of a snake such as a cobra or viper) having the front… …   Useful english dictionary

  • front-fanged — adjective denoting a snake (such as a cobra or viper) in which the front pair of teeth have grooves to conduct the venom. Compare with back fanged …   English new terms dictionary

  • rear-fanged — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : back fanged …   Useful english dictionary

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