Definition of Serpentes in English:

Serpentes

Line breaks: Ser|pen¦tes
Pronunciation: /səːˈpɛntiːz
 
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noun

Zoology
  • another term for Ophidia.
    More 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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