Definition of ophion
1 capitalized : a widely distributed genus of ichneumon wasps that have a compressed abdomen and are parasitoid on the caterpillars of various moths in which they lay a single egg
2 plural -s : any insect of the genus Ophion
ophionine\ōˈfīəˌnīn; ˈäfēə-, ˈōfēə-\ adjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of ophion
New Latin, from Greek ophiōn, a fabulous animal of Sardinia
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