Share this entry
front-fanged Line breaks: front-fanged

Definition of front-fanged in English:


(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.
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.
Definition of front-fanged in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

More words in this category

beard bovine caw chaeta den