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Ophidian – English Vocabulary about Animals

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Ophidian – English Vocabulary about Animals

/ō-‘fi-dē-ən/ (adj & noun)

Definition

relating to snakes or similar to them – snake, serpent

Example

Snakes have some clear differences from other reptiles. These creatures with ophidian features have no limbs, no moveable eyelids, and no ear openings. The teeth of most nonvenomous snakes form 2 rows in the upper jaw and 1 row in the lower jaw. The teeth are curved backward to help keep struggling prey from escaping.

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Parts of speech

Noun: Ophidia

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