Origin of ophidian
Examples from the Web for ophidian
This power of moving each jaw freely and in independence of the other, is peculiar to Ophidian reptiles.
The Ophidian skull is also noticeable for the absence of the jugals and quadratojugals.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The pig treats the snake with disrespect, not to say insolence; nothing, ophidian or otherwise, can fascinate a pig.
I have been struck, like many others, with the ophidian head and eye of the famous Rachel.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The Myriapods symbolize in a striking manner the Ophidian reptiles.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
Word Origin for ophidian
"pertaining to snakes," 1883, from Greek ophidion, diminutive of ophis "serpent" (see ophio-). Hence, ophiolatry "serpent-worship" (1862), and the 2c. sect of the Ophitæ, who revered the serpent as the symbol of divine wisdom.