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proteroglyphous


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Applied to snakes that have fangs at the front of the maxilla (upper jaw), often with small solid teeth behind. The fangs are hollow and short, as in cobras, mambas, and coral snakes (Elapidae). Compare opistoglyphous; solenoglyphous.

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