[ US /ˈɹɛptaɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɛptaɪl/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɛptaɪl/ ]
- any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
How To Use reptile In A Sentence
- Often considered to be one of the most spectacular lizard species, sometimes called the "Jesus lizard", the green basilisk is a striking addition to any reptile collection.
- Fire ants feed on almost any plant or animal material, including vulnerable reptile and ground-bird hatchlings.
- One of only two remaining alligator species in the world, this reptile has the dubious distinction of being the planet's most endangered species.
- Turtles were considered to be living anapsids although there was a significant temporal gap between the last anapsid reptile fossil and the first turtle fossil. Drawing a Line in the Academic Sand - The Panda's Thumb
- The reptile's prickly skin repels nearly all of its predators.
- Court of Miracles, a crutch metamorphosable into a club; it is called vagrancy; every sort of spectre, its dressers, have painted its face, it crawls and rears, the double gait of the reptile. Les Miserables
- BOTH EYES: for signs of swelling, inflammation or discharge. If there is a problem, consult a veterinary surgeon with extensive experience of treating reptile patients.
- (known as a cloaca, as in both birds and reptiles). PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
- Some parts of Australia have traditions of huge reptiles suggestive of long-necked sauropods, the dinosaur group which includes Diplodocus and Apatosaurus.
- The fully formed mycological nervous system is capable of functioning at roughly the same level as lower-level predators such as reptiles.