[oh-fid-ee-uh n] /oʊˈfɪd i ən/
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Ophidia (Serpentes), comprising the snakes.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Ophidia, a suborder of reptiles that comprises the snakes
any reptile of the suborder Ophidia; a snake
“pertaining to snakes,” 1883, from Greek ophidion, diminutive of ophis “serpent” (see ophio-). Hence, ophiolatry “serpent-worship” (1862), and the 2c. sect of the Ophitæ, who revered the serpent as the symbol of divine wisdom.
A member of the suborder Ophidia or Serpentes; a snake.
[oh-fid-ee-id, of-i-dahy-id, oh-fi-] /oʊˈfɪd i ɪd, ˌɒf ɪˈdaɪ ɪd, ˌoʊ fɪ-/ noun 1. any fish of the family Ophidiidae, comprising the cusk-eels. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Ophidiidae.
noun divination using snakes Word Origin Greek ophidion ‘small snake’
noun a passion for snakes, reptiles Word Origin Greek ophidion ‘small snake’
noun a fear of snakes; also called ophiophobia See ophiophobia Word Origin Greek ophidion ‘small snake’ n. 1914, “excessive fear of snakes or reptiles,” from ophidio- apparently extracted from Modern Latin ophidia, a word coined arbitrarily (to provide an -ia form to serve as an order name in taxonomy) from Greek ophis “serpent” (see ophio-) […]