Definition of front-fanged in English:

front-fanged

Line breaks: front-fanged

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.

More definitions of front-fanged

Definition of front-fanged in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: məˈlôrd
noun
used to address an English nobleman