family Hydrophidae

noun
sea snakes
Syn: ↑Hydrophidae
Hypernyms: ↑reptile family
Member Holonyms: ↑Serpentes, ↑suborder Serpentes, ↑Ophidia, ↑suborder Ophidia
Member Meronyms: ↑sea snake

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  • Hydrophidae — noun sea snakes • Syn: ↑family Hydrophidae • Hypernyms: ↑reptile family • Member Holonyms: ↑Serpentes, ↑suborder Serpentes, ↑Ophidia, ↑suborder Ophidia …   Useful english dictionary

  • reptile family — noun a family of reptiles • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Cheloniidae, ↑family Cheloniidae, ↑Chelonidae, ↑family Chelonidae, ↑Dermochelyidae, ↑family Dermochelyidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea snake — noun any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin like tail; of warm littoral seas; feed on fish which they immobilize with quick acting venom • Hypernyms: ↑snake, ↑serpent, ↑ophidian • Member Holonyms: ↑Hydrophidae, ↑family… …   Useful english dictionary

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

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

  • suborder Ophidia — noun snakes • Syn: ↑Serpentes, ↑suborder Serpentes, ↑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

  • sea snake — any of several venomous marine snakes of the family Hydrophidae, having a finlike tail. [1745 55] * * * Any of some 50 species (family Hydrophiidae) of venomous, marine snakes with an oarlike tail and flattened body. Most are found along coasts… …   Universalium

  • sea — n. 1 the expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth s surface and surrounds its land masses. 2 any part of this as opposed to land or fresh water. 3 a particular (usu. named) tract of salt water partly or wholly enclosed by land (the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea snake — n any of a family (Hydrophidae) of numerous venomous snakes inhabiting the tropical parts of the Pacific and Indian oceans * * * a snake of the family Hydrophiidae …   Medical dictionary

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