Definition of Ophidian

1. Noun. Limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous.

Exact synonyms: Serpent, Snake
Generic synonyms: Diapsid, Diapsid Reptile
Group relationships: Ophidia, Serpentes, Suborder Ophidia, Suborder Serpentes
Specialized synonyms: Colubrid, Colubrid Snake, Blind Snake, Worm Snake, Constrictor, Elapid, Elapid Snake, Sea Snake, Viper
Derivative terms: Snaky



Definition of Ophidian

1. n. One of the Ophidia; a snake or serpent.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the Ophidia; belonging to serpents.

Definition of Ophidian

1. Noun. One of the Ophidia; a snake or serpent. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Ophidia; belonging to serpents. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ophidian

1. a snake [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ophidian

1. One of the Ophidia; a snake or serpent. Origin: Cf. F. Ophidien. Of or pertaining to the Ophidia; belonging to serpents. Origin: Cf. F. Ophidien. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophidian

operosenesses
operosity
operous
opers
opertaneous
opes
ophan
ophanim
ophelic
ophelimity
ophiasis
ophicleide
ophicleides
ophid-
ophidia
ophidian (current term)
ophidians
ophidiasis
ophidioid
ophidioids
ophidion
ophidiophobia
ophidiophobic
ophidious
ophidism
ophio-
ophiocarpine
ophiolatry
ophiolite
ophiolites

Literary usage of Ophidian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Testimony of the Rocks: Or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two by Hugh Miller (1867)
"I of course refer to the ophidian or serpent family. The earliest ophidian remains known to the Palaeontologist occur in that ancient deposit of the ..."

2. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"Notes on specimens including 45 species of ophidian fauna collected in Burma from 1st January to .'!0th June, 1900. Bombay, J. Nat. lust. ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1861)
"On the ophidian genus Helicops. By Dr. ALBERT GUNTHER. THE genus Helicops, as defined by Dumeril and Bibron, is a very natural group of Snakes ..."

4. Snakes: Curiosities and Wonders of Serpent Life by Catherine Cooper Hopley (1882)
"BEFORE discussing the most remarkable of all ophidian caudal appendages, the Crotalus rattle, and the many speculations regarding it, we will enumerate some ..."

5. Tammuz and Ishtar: A Monograph Upon Babylonian Religion and Theology by Stephen Langdon (1914)
"... III THE ophidian AND ORACULAR DEITIES IN the study of the attributes of Tammuz evidence appeared to be sufficient for supposing that he was originally a ..."

6. Familiar Life in Field and Forest: The Animals, Birds, Frogs, and Salamanders by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1898)
"OUR ANCIENT ENEMY THE ophidian.* Snakes. A REPTILE f in the fullest sense of the term, the snake glides through the grass and across the road, ..."

7. The Art of Dancing, Historically Illustrated: To which is Added a Few Hints by Edward Ferrero (1859)
"THE ophidian. THE first couple start by a waltz. The gentleman leaves his lady in one of the corners of the room, her face turned to the wall, and proceeds ..."

8. General Outline of the Organisation of the Animal Kingdom by Thomas Rymer Jones (1855)
"In the ophidian, Chelonian, and Saurian orders, the testes of the male sex are situated in the loius; and, in fact, they occupy the same position throughout ..."

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