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

(Greek: snake, snakelike, serpent)

Pertaining to, similar to, or resembling snakes.
A serpent worshiper or someone who is religiously devoted to snakes, etc.
The worship of snakes or serpent-worship.
Serpent worship; worshiping serpents.
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.
Serpentine rocks.
ophiologic, ophiological
A reference to the study of serpents or specializing in the natural history of serpents.
1. A specialist in the study of snakes.
2. Someone who is versed in the natural history of serpents.
ophiology (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. The study of snakes: There was one branch of zoology at Tom’s college called ophiology, where he learned about the long, scaly, and limbless reptiles, some of which were venomous or poisonous!
2. That part of natural history dealing with serpents: In a magazine about the environment, there was an article about ophiology, which interested Linda very much because her hobby was learning as much as possible about all kinds of snakes.
The study of serpents or snakes.
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1. The recognition of serpents as agents of divination or fortune telling by their manner of eating, or by their coils.

The first incident is mentioned in the Garden of Eden and has been known to be utilized in Egypt, Greece, Rome, and among the Aztecs of Mexico.

2. Divination by means of serpents or the use of serpents to foretell the future or to divine the past.
Someone who tells the future, or past, by observing snakes.
Snake like.
ophiomorphic, ophiomorphous
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.
ophiophage, ophiophagy
1. Feeding on snakes.
2. Eating or consuming serpents.
3. There is a genus of very venomous serpents related to the cobra, inhabiting the East Indies, that eat other snakes.

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