Serpentes


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Related to Serpentes: Rhynchocephalia, Amphisbaenia, suborder Serpentes, Squamata, Viperidae, Sphenodontia

Serpentes

[sər′pen‚tēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
The snakes, a suborder of the Squamata characterized by the lack of limbs and pectoral girdle and external ear openings, immovable eyelids, and a braincase that is completely bony anteriorly.
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She wants to play the part of Seneca's heroine, summoning demonic serpentes with the performative command to "appear" (adeste).
40) Isso para dizer que o cavaleiro andante era frequentemente atacado por dragoes, leoes ou serpentes, cada qual representando um simbolismo complexo.