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3 definitions found
 for Ophidia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ophidion \O*phid"i*on\, n.; pl. Ophidia. [L., fr. Gr. ? little
     snake, fr. 'o`fis a serpent.] (Zool.)
     The typical genus of ophidioid fishes. [Written also
     Ophidium.] See Illust. under Ophidioid.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ophidia \O*phid"i*a\, prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, dim. of
     'o`fis a snake.] (Zool.)
     The suborder of reptiles which includes the serpents; called
     {Serpentes">also {Serpentes.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Note: The most important divisions are: the Solenoglypha,
           having erectile perforated fangs, as the rattlesnake;
           the Proteroglypha, or elapine serpents, having
           permanently erect fang, as the cobra; the Asinea, or
           colubrine serpents, which are destitute of fangs; and
           the Opoterodonta, or Epanodonta, blindworms, in
           which the mouth is not dilatable.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Ophidia
      n 1: snakes [syn: Serpentes, suborder Serpentes, Ophidia,
           suborder Ophidia]

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