What does Pythonidae mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pythonidae, family Pythonidae(noun)

    in some classifications a family separate from Boidae comprising Old World boas


  1. Pythonidae

    The Pythonidae, commonly known as pythons, are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Among its members are some of the largest snakes in the world. Ten genera and 39 species are currently recognized. Being naturally non-venomous, pythons must constrict their prey to suffocate it prior to consumption. Pythons will typically strike at and bite their prey of choice to gain hold of it; they then must use physical strength to constrict their prey, by coiling their muscular bodies around the animal, effectively suffocating it before swallowing whole. This is in stark contrast to venomous snakes such as the rattlesnake, for example, which delivers a swift, venomous bite but releases, waiting as the prey succumbs to envenomation before being consumed. Collectively, the pythons are well-documented and -studied as constrictors, much like other non-venomous snakes, including the boas and even kingsnakes of the New World.


  1. pythonidae

    Pythonidae is a family of nonvenomous snakes found primarily in Africa, Asia, and Australia known as pythons. These large constrictors are recognized for their characteristic of killing their prey by squeezing them until they suffocate. They are distinguished by their vestigial pelvis and femur, remaining from when they were a terrestrial species, and their ability to lay eggs, unlike many other types of snakes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pythonidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pythonidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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