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(nā′jă )

[L. fr Sanskrit nāga, cobra]
A genus of venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, native to Africa, India, Asia, and Australia, commonly known as cobras. Their venom contains tissue-destroying enzymes that cause local necrosis at the site of a bite and produce cardiotoxic and neurotoxic polypeptides.
SEE: cobra; SEE: Ophiophagus

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