Definition of death adder in English:

death adder

Syllabification: death ad·der


  • A venomous Australian snake that has a thin wormlike tail, which it uses to lure birds and other prey.
    • Genus Acanthophis, family Elapidae: three species, in particular A. antarcticus
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    • The program profiles two staff members of the Australian Reptile Park as they search for one of Australia's deadliest snakes - the death adder.
    • At one point I stumble and come within inches of stepping on a death adder - ‘one of the deadliest snakes in Papua,’ Woolford tells me later.
    • Cobras can cause local swelling, blistering, and necrosis; other Elapidae such as kraits, coral snakes, and Australian death adders produce negligible local envenoming.

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