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reptile

noun [C]  /ˈrep·təl, -tɑɪl/ us  
any of various animals whose blood temperature changes with the outside temperature and whose bodies are covered by scales or plates (= hard material): Snakes, turtles, and crocodiles are all reptiles.
Translations of “reptile”
in Korean 파충류…
in Arabic حَيوان زاحِف…
in French reptile…
in Turkish sürüngen…
in Italian rettile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爬行動物…
in Russian пресмыкающееся…
in Polish gad…
in Spanish reptil…
in Portuguese réptil…
in German das Reptil…
in Catalan rèptil…
in Japanese は虫類…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爬行动物…
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