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Word of the Day 07/16/17 Ophidian

Ophidian (adjective, noun)
ophidian [oh-fid-ee-uh n]


adjective
1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Ophidia (Serpentes), comprising the snakes.

noun
2. a snake.

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Origin: 1820-30; < New Latin Ophidi(a) (plural) name of the suborder (< Greek ophídion (singular), equivalent to óph(is) serpent + -idion diminutive suffix) + -an

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