Definition: Meaning of, reptile in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈrɛptʌɪl /

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reptile reptiles
  1. a type of animal, such as a snake or LIZARD, whose body temperature changes according to the temperature around it, and that usually lays eggs to have babies
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  2. informal someone who is unpleasant or cannot be trusted
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reptile used in phrases

  • anapsid reptile (noun)
    1. primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles
  • archosaurian reptile (noun)
    1. extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
  • chelonian reptile (noun)
    1. a reptile of the order Chelonia
  • crocodilian reptile (noun)
    1. extant archosaurian reptile
  • diapsid reptile (noun)
    1. reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
  • flying reptile (noun)
    1. an extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a bird-like beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb
  • reptile family (noun)
    1. a family of reptiles
  • reptile genus (noun)
    1. a genus of reptiles
  • synapsid reptile (noun)
    1. extinct reptile having a single pair of lateral temporal openings in the skull
  • thecodont reptile (noun)
    1. presumably in the common ancestral line to dinosaurs and crocodiles and birds
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