Definition of ophiogenes in US English:

ophiogenes

noun

Mythology
  • (Members of) mythological tribes said to be related to serpents and able to cure snakebites.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From Middle French, French ophiogenes, plural and its etymon classical Latin Ophiogenēs (also Ophiogenīs), plural noun from Hellenistic Greek Ὀϕιογενεῖς, plural noun, use as noun of plural of ὀϕιογενής snake-born from ὀϕιο- + -γενής.

Pronunciation

ophiogenes

/ˌɒfɪˈɒdʒɪniːz/