ophio-, ophi-, -ophid, ophidio-, -ophidia, -ophis (Greek: snake, serpent).
An order of reptiles consisting of snakes and/or serpents.
Having a snake's head.
Resembling the fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus (walking-fish), that have a long body and snake-like head, and are capable of breathing air and of travelling considerable distances overland.
Snake-headed; having a snake's head.
A treatise on, or the description of, serpents.
The worship of snakes or serpent-worship.
Any of a group of basic and ultrabasic igneous rocks, including serpentinite and serpentinized peridotite, gabbro, and diabase, which occur associated with pillow lava and radiolarian chert in a characteristic pattern of layers in the Alps and certain other regions and are thought to have been formed as a result of the submarine eruption of oceanic crustal and upper mantle material.
ophiologic, ophiological, ophiologist, ophiology:
The study of serpents or specializing in the natural history of serpents.
Divination by means of serpents or the use of serpents to foretell the future (or past).
Having the form of a serpent or snake; specifically, of or pertaining to the Ophiomorpha.
An old name for fossil ammonite shells, from their snake-like appearance; a snake-stone.
Eating or consuming serpents; there is a genus of very venomous serpents allied to the cobra, inhabiting the East Indies, that eat other snakes.
One who is fond of snakes.
A fondness for snakes.
A combination of the characteristics of a snake and a lizard.
paleophis or palaeophis:
A genus of extinct Ophidians containing the oldest known fossil serpents.
The name applied to a genus of snakes; such as, sand-snakes or desert-snakes; hence, psammophid, psammophine which belong to the family Psammophidae and the subfamily Psammophine, typified by Psammophis.
A combination of the characteristics of a lizard and a snake.
A division of Ophidia, comprising the venomous snakes.
One who specializes in the study of venomous snakes.