Definition of Reptiles. Meaning of Reptiles. Synonyms of Reptiles

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Definition of Reptiles

Reptile
Reptile Rep"tile, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes,, or by means of small, short legs, as lizards, and the like. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path; But he that has humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. --Cowper. 2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia. Note: The amphibians were formerly classed with Reptilia, and are still popularly called reptiles, though much more closely allied to the fishes. 3. A groveling or very mean person.
Reptile
Reptile Rep"tile (r?p"t?l;277), a. [F. reptile, L. reptilis, fr. repere, reptum, to creep; cf. Lith. reploti; perh. akin to L. serpere. Cf. Serpent.] 1. Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs. 2. Hence: Groveling; low; vulgar; as, a reptile race or crew; reptile vices. There is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution, but of fear. --Burke. And dislodge their reptile souls From the bodies and forms of men. --Coleridge.

Meaning of Reptiles from wikipedia

- are to other reptiles (e.g., crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards), the traditional groups of "reptiles" listed above...
- interest in reptiles and amphibians, both captive and wild. Herpetology offers benefits to humanity in the study of the role of amphibians and reptiles in global...
- order of reptiles, comprising lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians (worm lizards), which are collectively known as squamates or scaled reptiles. With over...
- List of reptiles lists the vertebrate cl**** of reptiles by family, spanning two subcl****es. 'Reptile' here is taken in its traditional (paraphyletic) sense...
- Previously referred to as Natrix natrix helvetica Lists of reptiles by region British Reptiles from wildlifetrust.org.uk RAUK Identification Guide Rhodin...
- The Reptile is a 1966 horror film made by Hammer Film Productions. It was directed by John Gilling, and starred Noel Willman, Jacqueline Pearce, Ray Barrett...
- UK: Oxford University Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0199206872. Gotch AF. 1986. ReptilesTheir Latin Names Explained. Poole, UK: Blandford Press. 176 pp. ISBN 0-7137-1704-1...
- This list of fictional reptiles is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable reptilian characters that appear...
- Reptiles arose about 310–320 million years ago during the Carboniferous period. Reptiles, in the traditional sense of the term, are defined as animals...
- reptiles are reptiles which have become secondarily adapted for an aquatic or semiaquatic life in a marine environment. The earliest marine reptiles arose...
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