noun. ['rɛpˈtɪljən'] any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms.
- diapsid reptile
- synapsid reptile
- class Reptilia
- subclass Diapsida
- anapsid reptile
- archosaurian reptile
- Sphenodon punctatum
Words that Rhyme with Reptilian
Example sentences of the word reptilian
A clean tank will make for a contented turtle and years of fun with your reptilian friend.
Quotes containing the word reptilian
1. He stared at her neck. Realization pulsed. He was looking at the bite he had given her. A hard length was growing against her hip. “So, is that your long, scaly, reptilian tail, or are you just happy to see me?” No, she did not just say that. Did she?
- Thea Harrison, Dragon Bound
2. As a child, I was aware that, at night, infrared vision would reveal monsters hiding in the bedroom closet only if they were warm-blooded. But everybody knows that your average bedroom monster is reptilian and cold-blooded.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries