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Serpentes

Syllabification: Ser·pen·tes
Pronunciation: /sərˈpen(t)ēz
 
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Zoology

Definition of Serpentes in English:

Another term for Ophidia.
Example sentences
  • Snakes (suborder Serpentes) are common nest predators and falcons (family Falconidae) and other birds of prey (order Falconiformes) feed on adults.
  • Known predators include snakes (Serpentes), forest falcons (Micrastur, that catch hermits during lekking), and pygmy-owls (Glaucidium).
  • Snakes (suborder Serpentes) are common predators of eggs and nestlings.

Origin

Latin, 'reptiles'.

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