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Definition of Ophidian

  • One of the Ophidia; a snake or serpent.
  • Of or pertaining to the Ophidia; belonging to serpents.
  • limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous

How to use ophidian in a sentence. Ophidian pronunciation.

The total number of mammalia enumerated by M. Pomel as appertaining to the Lower Miocene fauna of the Limagne and Velay falls little short of a hundred, and with them are associated some large crocodiles and tortoises, and some Ophidian and Batrachian reptiles.
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Among the chelonians we find a species of Emys, and no less than six species of Trionyx; among the saurians an alligator and a crocodile; among the ophidians two species of land-snakes (Paleryx, Owen); and among the fish Sir P. Egerton and Mr. Wood have found the jaws, teeth, and hard shining scales of the genus Lepidosteus, or bony pike of the American rivers.
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The compressed form and diminutive size of certain caudal vertebrae indicate so much analogy with Hydrus as to induce Professor Owen to pronounce this extinct ophidian to have been marine.
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Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous.
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What can you make of those circumstantial statements we have seen in the papers of children forming mysterious friendships with ophidians of different species, sharing their food with them, and seeming to be under some subtile influence exercised by those creatures?
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There is something frightful in the disposition of certain ophidians, as the whip-snake, which darts at the eyes of cattle without any apparent provocation or other motive.
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Geraldine, in the former, seems to be simply a malignant witch-woman, with the _evil eye_, but with no absolute ophidian relationship.
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I have been struck, like many others, with the ophidian head and eye of the famous Rachel.
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Associated words: homiletics, homiletic, homilist. serpent, n. snake, reptile, ophidian; basilisk, cockatrice, amphisbæna.
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Associated Words: ophiology, ophiolatry, ophiophagous, ophiography, herpetology, ophidian, ophiologic, ophiomorphous, herpetologist, herpetotomy, herpetotomist, ophiologist, ophiomancy, echidna, echidnine, fang, uræus, serpentry, reptilian, anguiform, anguine. serpentine, a. serpentlike, subtle, sinuous, winding, zigzag, tortuous. servant, n. dependent, subaltern, subordinate, helper, servitor, attendant, retainer; domestic, maid, menial, drudge, valet, flunky, groom, coistril, lackey, underling, fag, coolie, butler, factotum, orderly, soubrette, equerry. serve, v. attend, wait upon; promote, advance, contribute, conduce to; subserve; treat, requite; satisfy, suffice, content, answer, do; deal, distribute.
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Examples of Ophidian

Example #1
Rocks altered by volcanic dikes.
Example #2
Several species of opossum (Didelphis) are met with in the same strata of the Limagne.
Example #3
This same genus of fresh-water ganoids has also been met with in the Hempstead beds in the Isle of Wight.
Example #4
Among the shells which abound in this cliff are Paludina lenta and various species of Lymnea, Planorbis, Melania, Cyclas, Unio, Potamomya, Dreissena, etc.
Example #5
The volutes and cowries of this formation, as well as the lunulites and corals, favour the idea of a warm climate having prevailed, which is borne out by the discovery of a serpent, Palaeophis typhoeus (see Figure 193), exceeding, according to Professor Owen, twenty feet in length, and allied in its osteology to the Boa, Python, Coluber, and Hydrus.
Example #6
According to tables compiled from the best authorities by Mr. Etheridge, the number of mollusca now known from the Bracklesham beds in Great Britain is 393, of which no less than 240 are peculiar to this subdivision of the British Eocene series, while 70 are common to the Older London Clay, and 140 to the Newer Barton Clay.