Definition of Ophidia in English:

Ophidia

plural noun

Zoology
  • A group of reptiles which comprises the snakes.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Ophidia

/ɒˈfɪdɪə/