Hydrophid Hy"dro*phid, n. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. ? a small serpent.] (Zo["o]l.) Any sea snake of the genus {Hydrophys} and allied genera. These snakes are venomous, live upon fishes, and have a flattened tail for swimming. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea snake — (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of many species of venomous aquatic snakes of the family {Hydrophid[ae]}, having a flattened tail and living entirely in the sea, especially in the warmer parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They feed upon fishes, and are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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