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colubrine

Line breaks: colu|brine
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒljʊbrʌɪn
 
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Definition of colubrine in English:

adjective

Relating to or resembling a snake.
Example sentences
  • This finding suggested that it was recruited into the chemical arsenal of snakes before the split between the elapid and colubrine lineages.
  • The true colubrine snakes lack poison glands and poison fangs and include the Russian rat snake (the snake our visitors are allowed to pet) and our native Aesculapian snake and grass snake.

Origin

early 16th century: from Latin colubrinus, from coluber 'snake'.

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