Definition of Ophidia in English:

Ophidia

Pronunciation /ōˈfidēə/ /oʊˈfɪdiə/

plural noun

Zoology
  • A group of reptiles which comprises the snakes.

    Also called Serpentes

    Suborder Ophidia, order Squamata

    • ‘The Squamata were traditionally divided into two suborders - Lacertilia and Ophidia (snakes).’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek ophis, ophid- ‘snake’.