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ophiolatry

[of-ee-ol-uh-tree, oh-fee-]
noun
  1. the worship of snakes.
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Origin of ophiolatry

1860–65; < Greek óphi(s) snake + (id)olatry
Related formsoph·i·ol·a·ter, nounoph·i·ol·a·trous, adjective
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