Definitions

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  • adj. Having the form of a serpent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of a serpent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a serpent; serpentine; ophidian in structure or affinity; snake-like: said chiefly of reptiles which are not serpents, but resemble them: as, a serpentiform lizard or amphibian.

Etymologies

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Latin serpens a serpent + -form.

Examples

  • Barnes et al. (1985) even went so far as to describe Acrophoca as ‘serpentiform’ (p. 41).

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