[ US /ˈɹɛptaɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɛpta‍ɪl/ ]
NOUN
  1. any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
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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.
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