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Of or pertaining to a viper or vipers; resembling a viper. Viperine snake.

(Science: zoology) Any venomous snake of the family viperidae. A harmless snake resembling a viper in form or colour, especially. Tropidonotus viperinus, a small European species which resembles the viper in colour.

Origin: L. Viperinus: cf. F. Viperin.