ophidian









ophidian


adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Ophidia (Serpentes), comprising the snakes.

noun

  1. a snake.

adjective

  1. snakelike
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Ophidia, a suborder of reptiles that comprises the snakes

noun

  1. any reptile of the suborder Ophidia; a snake

adj.“pertaining to snakes,” 1883, from Greek ophidion, diminutive of ophis “serpent” (see ophio-). Hence, ophiolatry “serpent-worship” (1862), and the 2c. sect of the Ophitæ, who revered the serpent as the symbol of divine wisdom.

  1. A member of the suborder Ophidia or Serpentes; a snake.

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