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tic polonga[‚tik pə′lȯŋ·gə]
Vipera russellii. A member of the Viperidae; one of the most deadly and most common snakes in India; it may reach a length of 5 feet (1.5 meters), is nocturnal in its habits, and pursues rodents into houses. Also known as Russell's viper.
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