reptant

[rep-tuh nt]
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Origin of reptant

1650–60; < Latin rēptant- (stem of rēptāns), present participle of rēptāre to creep, equivalent to rēpt- (frequentative stem of rēpere to creep) + -ant- -ant
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reptant

repent (ˈriːpənt)

adjective
  1. biology creeping, crawling, or lying along the groundAlso: repent

Word Origin for reptant

C17: from Latin reptāre to creep
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