from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- plural proper n. The suborder of reptiles which includes the serpents; called also Serpentes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of the class Reptilia, without developed limbs, with mobile quadrate bone and separate mandibular rami; the snakes or serpents.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. snakes
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After all, if Commander Artemus Bishop can outwit the Serpent Empire of Saurian-Five, why should I be intimidated by a crate of squamous Ophidia.
Monstrous Ophidia are mentioned in sober history, e.g. that which delayed the army of
As a child, he had shrunk from visiting the serpent house at the Zoo; and, later, when he had come to man's estate and had put off childish things, and settled down in real earnest to his self-appointed mission of drinking up all the alcoholic fluid in England, the distaste for Ophidia had lingered.
Serpents, or Snakes, says the Encyclopaedia, are reptiles of the saurian class Ophidia, characterised by an elongated, cylindrical, limbless, scaly form, and distinguished from lizards by the fact that the halves
Monstrous Ophidia are mentioned in sober history, e.g. that which delayed the army of Regulus.
In the museum, Cuvier's classification has been followed, with slight variations; that is to say, the reptiles have been re-divided into four classes: -- the Sauria, or Lizards (in which class some modern naturalists, as Merrem and others, include serpents); the Ophidia, or
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“Actually,” he said, “this life form is considerably less evolved than either the Serpentes or Ophidia suborders.
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"If we should consider as a result of _degradation_ the loss of legs seen in the snakes, the _Ophidia_ should be regarded as constituting the lowest order of reptiles; but it would be an error to admit this consideration.
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