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Definition of the noun ophidian

What does ophidian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ophidians

  1. limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of ophidian: serpent / snake
    • more generic terms: diapsid / diapsid reptile = reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
    • more specific terms:
      • colubrid snake / colubrid = mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
      • blind snake / worm snake = wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial eyes
      • constrictor = any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils
      • elapid snake / elapid = any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
      • sea snake = any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin-like tail; of warm littoral seas
      • viper = venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
    • member of: Ophidia / Serpentes / suborder Ophidia / suborder Serpentes = snakes

Alternative definition of the noun ophidian


  1. One of the Ophidia; a snake or serpent.

Definition of the adjective ophidian

What does ophidian mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or pertaining to the Ophidia; belonging to serpents.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ophidian

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Google previewSmalltown Kings (2014)

by Denmark Laine

Ophidian and a Harmonious Circle. The Ophidian is the natural in us. The cold, logical, unemotional, closeminded, lawloving part of us that fears change and hates the unknown. It is our skepticism, our selfpreservation, our need for control.

Google previewThe Magician's Dictionary (2012)

by Edward Rehmus

OPHIDIAN CURRENT – The use of heterosexual energies to transmit magical changes internally and externally. Celestially indicated by the Ophiuchan link between Capricorn's climax and Scorpio's detumescence. The Yezidic power line , ...

Google previewThe Watkins Dictionary of Magic (2012)

Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult by Nevill Drury

Ophidian Current From the Greek ophis, “snake”, sexual energies used in magical ceremonies, especially in the Ordo Templi Orientis. Here the symbolism of the snake parallels that of the kundalini serpent, which is aroused in the chakra at ...

Google previewThe Star Trek Encyclopedia (2011)

by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne; Data; Devidian nurse; Guinan; Halley's comet; Hotel Brian; London, Jack; Midsummer's Night Dream, A; neural depletion; ophidian; Presidio; Sisters of Hope Infirmary; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 5

Ophidian. Order. some. few. have. rudimental. hind limbs on each side of the vent , but unconnected with the spine, and devoid of hip—girdle or thigh, In the Bow they are a pair of claws, which envelope correspondingly shaped little ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Ophidian. Paramyxovirus. This affects snakes; in acute infection there are nervous signs, regurgitation of food and respiratory distress. in the chronic form there is weight loss, anorexia, lethargy, dyspnoea and diarrhoea. Some snakes may be ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1859)

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Ophidian occur there have each only a single representative. These Reptiles. reptiles belong almost without exception to species pecu- liar to the African continent. Lycodon Horstokii and Naja rhombeata occur on the coast of Guinea, which ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica: Latest Edition: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature (1899)

The African Ophidian fauna1 is still further removed by Crotalidse being entirely wanting and replaced by Viperidx ; only a few genera, like Steno- stoma, Coronella, Leptodira, Dipsas, Ah&tulla, are examples in which species are found in both ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

This list, from which many genera or sub-genera that are not well defined have been excluded, will give an idea of the great variety of forms by which the Ophidian type is represented at the present period. Additions more or less numerous, are ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Esoteric (2004)

3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions by Nevill Drury

Ophidian ...

Google previewA Pentaglot Dictionary of the Terms Employed in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology... (1845)

by Shirley Palmer

ophidian, snake-like , of the snake kind. Ophidieks, s. m., pi., — Ophulii, vel Ophidia, L., — die schlangenar- tigen Thiere, Schlangen, G. : in Herpeto- logy, one of the four, or three, ...

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Scrabble value of O1P3H4I1D2I1A1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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