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, rep′tant, adj. crawling: pertaining to the Reptantia, those gasteropod mollusca adapted for crawling.
- biology creeping, crawling, or lying along the groundAlso: repent
C17: from Latin reptāre to creep