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From hydro- + Ancient Greek ὄφις (óphis, a small serpent).


hydrophid (plural hydrophids)

  1. (zoology) Any sea snake of the subfamily Hydrophiinae, venomous, preying on fishes, with a flattened tail for swimming.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for hydrophid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)