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English definition of “reptile”


noun [C]     /ˈreptaɪl/
an animal whose body is covered with scales (= pieces of hard skin), and whose blood changes temperature, for example a snakeReptile and amphibian names
reptilian     /repˈtɪliən/ adjective like a reptile, or relating to reptilesReptile and amphibian namesNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
(Definition of reptile noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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