O"phite (?), a. [Gr. , fr. a serpent.]

Of or pertaining to a serpent.

[Obs.]

 

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O"phite, n. [L. ophites, Gr. (sc. ), a kind of marble spotted like a serpent: cf. F. ophite.] Min.

A greenish spotted porphyry, being a diabase whose pyroxene has been altered to uralite; -- first found in the Pyreness. So called from the colored spots which give it a mottled appearance.

-- O*phi"ic (#), a.

 

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O"phite, n. [L. Ophitae, pl. See Ophite, a.] Eccl.Hist.

A mamber of a Gnostic serpent-worshiping sect of the second century.

 

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