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ophidian (adj.)

1883, "having the nature or character of snakes or serpents," from Greek ophidion, diminutive of ophis "serpent" (see ophio-). Earlier in zoology, "belonging to the order Ophidia" (comprising snakes, serpents), 1819. As a noun, "reptile of the order Ophidia," from 1819.

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Definitions of ophidian

ophidian (n.)
limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous;
Synonyms: snake / serpent
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