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Definition of ophi-

  1. 1 :  snake :  serpent ophiophagous ophiolatrous

  2. 2a :  thing suggesting a snake ophicalcite b :  being or resembling a snake in respect to a (specified) structure or quality ophiocephalus

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Origin and Etymology of ophi-

Greek, from ophis snake — more at anguis

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