suborder Ophidia

noun
snakes
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Squamata, ↑order Squamata
Member Meronyms:

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  • Ophidia — noun snakes • Syn: ↑Serpentes, ↑suborder Serpentes, ↑suborder Ophidia • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Squamata, ↑order Squamata …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Serpentes — noun snakes • Syn: ↑Serpentes, ↑Ophidia, ↑suborder Ophidia • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Squamata, ↑order Squamata …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ophidia — O*phid i*a, prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, dim. of o fis a snake.] (Zo[ o]l.) The suborder of reptiles which includes the serpents; called also {{Serpentes}}. [1913 Webster +PJC] Note: The most important divisions are: the {Solenoglypha}, having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophidia — The snakes, a suborder of the class Reptilia, including the families Colubridae, Crotalidae, Elapidae, Hydrophyidae, and Viperidae. [G. ophidion, dim. of ophis, a serpent] * * * Ophid·ia (o fidґe ə) [Gr. ophidion serpent] a suborder of… …   Medical dictionary

  • animal order — noun the order of animals • Hypernyms: ↑order • Hyponyms: ↑Eubacteriales, ↑order Eubacteriales, ↑Pseudomonadales, ↑order Pseudomonadales, ↑Rickettsiales, ↑order …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake — An elongated, limbless, scaly reptile of the suborder Ophidia. * * * snake snāk n any of numerous limbless scaled reptiles (suborder Serpentes syn. Ophidia) with a long tapering body and with salivary glands often modified to produce venom which… …   Medical dictionary

  • order Squamata — noun diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards • Syn: ↑Squamata • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepidosauria, ↑subclass Lepidosauria • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squamata — noun diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards • Syn: ↑order Squamata • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepidosauria, ↑subclass Lepidosauria • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boidae — noun boas and pythons • Syn: ↑family Boidae • Hypernyms: ↑reptile family • Member Holonyms: ↑Serpentes, ↑suborder Serpentes, ↑Ophidia, ↑suborder Ophidia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colubridae — noun nonvenomous snakes; about two thirds of all living species • Syn: ↑family Colubridae • Hypernyms: ↑reptile family • Member Holonyms: ↑Serpentes, ↑suborder Serpentes, ↑Ophidia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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