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1. reptile

noun. ['ˈrɛptaɪl'] any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms.

Synonyms

  • synapsid
  • diapsid
  • diapsid reptile
  • vertebrate
  • synapsid reptile
  • class Reptilia
  • Reptilia
  • subclass Diapsida
  • craniate
  • anapsid reptile
  • reptilian
  • anapsid

Antonyms

  • anapsid
  • archosaurian reptile
  • saurian
  • Sphenodon punctatum

Etymology

  • reptil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reptile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Reptile

  • projectile

Example sentences of the word reptile


1. Noun, singular or mass
In winter, this reptile will hibernate, with many doing so as early as September.

2. Adjective
Wax worms are a popular source of protein, fat and calcium for amphibian and reptile pets.

Quotes containing the word reptile


1. Genetics might be adequate for explaining microevolution, but microevolutionary changes in gene frequency were not seen as able to turn a reptile into a mammal or to convert a fish into an amphibian. Microevolution looks at adaptations that concern the survival of the fittest, not the arrival of the fittest... The origin of species — Darwin’s problem — remains unsolved.
- Scott F. Gilbert

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