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Noun: reptile  'rep,tI(-u)l
  1. Any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
    "a snake is a limbless reptile";
    - reptilian

Derived forms: reptiles

Type of: craniate, vertebrate

Part of: class Reptilia, Reptilia

Encyclopedia: Reptile