Agkistrodon

TranslingualEdit

Agkistrodon piscivorus

EtymologyEdit

New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄγκιστρον ‎(ánkistron, fishhook) +‎ -odon ‎(tooth). The usual transliteration of γ for g follows the pronunciation. This spelling distinguishes this genus from the genus Ankistrodon of archosaurs.

Proper nounEdit

Agkistrodon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Viperidae—certain pit vipers, the moccasins.

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