ophio-, ophi-, ophid-, -ophis; -ophidio, -ophidia

(Greek: snake, snakelike, serpent)

ophis (OH fis)
Snake.
ophisaurus
A lizard with the characteristics of a snake.
Ophisism, ophisism
1. Serpent worship or the use of serpents as magical agencies.
2. The doctrine or worship of the Ophites, who refered the serpent as an embodiment of divine wisdom.
ophism
1. Serpent worship or the use of serpents as magical agencies.
2. The doctrine or worship of the Ophites (members of a sect which arose about the 2nd century, who paid reverence to the serpent as an embodiment of divine wisdom).
ophisophilist
A collector of snake skins.
Ophite, ophite
1. When capitalized, Ophite, a member of a sect which arose about the 2nd century B.C., who paid reverence to the serpent as an embodiment of divine wisdom.
2. Lower case, ophite, of the nature of or resembling a serpent; of a sinuous form; serpentine.
Ophitic
Of or belonging to the sect of the Ophites.
ophitic
A reference to igneous rocks having a texture characterized by crystals of plagioclase embedded in a matrix of augite.
Ophitism
The doctrine and rites of the Ophites, or a religious sect from 200 B.C., who revered snakes.
Ophiuchid, ophiuchid
Any of the meteors whose common radiant is in the constellation Ophiuchus.
Ophiuchus, ophiuchus
A constellation just south of Hercules represented on pictorial charts as a man holding the Serpent in his hands; also known as, Serpentarius.
A man is holding a snake in his hands.
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ophiuran
A brittle star or basket fish.
paleophis, palaeophis
A genus of extinct Ophidians containing the oldest known fossil serpents.
psammophis
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.
saurophidian
A combination of the characteristics of a lizard and a snake.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "snakes or other reptiles": angui-; coluber-; herpeto-; reptil-; sauro-.