Definition of front-fanged in English:

front-fanged

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adjective

(Of a snake such as a cobra or viper) having the front pair of teeth modified as fangs, with grooves or canals to conduct the venom. Compare with back-fanged.
More example sentences
  • However, for convenience, we retain the term ‘colubrid’ as an informal designation for the colubroid snakes lacking front-fanged venom delivery systems.
  • One study helped resolve a century-old debate on the origin of front-fanged venom systems in snakes.
  • Most dangerous of New Guinea snakes are the fast moving, venomous front-fanged species.

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