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reptile

rep·tile

reptile

 
pronunciation:
rep taIl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a cold-blooded animal with a skeleton inside its body and dry scales or hard plates on its skin. Most reptiles lay eggs with soft, leathery shells. Some kinds of reptiles live in water, but use their noses to breathe air into their lungs. Lizards, turtles, snakes, and crocodiles are kinds of reptiles. Most reptiles have short legs, but snakes creep on the ground without legs.
 
derivation: reptiloid (adj.)
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