Agkistrodon meaning

A taxonomic genus within the family Viperidae — certain pit vipers, the moccasins.
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Origin of agkistrodon

  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἄγκιστρον (ankistron, “fishhook”) +‎ -odon (“tooth”). The usual transliteration of γ for g follows the pronunciation. This spelling distinguishes this genus from the genus Ankistrodon of archosaurs.

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