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ophiolatry

[of-ee-ol-uh-tree, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf iˈɒl ə tri, ˌoʊ fi-/
noun
1.
the worship of snakes.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek óphi(s) snake + (id)olatry
Related forms
ophiolater, noun
ophiolatrous, adjective
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