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Ophidia Syllabification: O·phid·i·a
Pronunciation: /ōˈfidēə/
Zoology

Definition of Ophidia in English:

A group of reptiles that comprises the snakes. Also called Serpentes.
Example sentences
  • The Squamata were traditionally divided into two suborders - Lacertilia and Ophidia (snakes).

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek ophis, ophid- 'snake'.

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