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Pronunciation: o-fid'e-a

Definition: The snakes, a suborder of the class Reptilia, including the families Colubridae, Crotalidae, Elapidae, Hydrophyidae, and Viperidae.

[G. ophidion, dim. of ophis, a serpent]

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