Definition of pythonine in English:

pythonine

Pronunciation /ˈpʌɪθənʌɪn/

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to pythons, especially when regarded as constituting a subfamily (Pythoninae) of the family Boidae.

noun

Zoology
  • A pythonine snake; a python.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Python + -ine, after scientific Latin Pythoninae, subfamily name.