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Meaning of cerastes

ce•ras•tes

Pronunciation: (su-ras'tēz), [key]
— pl. -tes.
  1. any of several small vipers of the genus Cerastes, including the horned viper, that have a sideways looping motion like that of a sidewinder and inhabit deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia.
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