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Reptilia

[rep-til-ee-uh]
noun
  1. the class comprising the reptiles.
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Origin of Reptilia

From New Latin, dating back to 1620–30; see origin at reptilian

reptilium

[rep-til-ee-uh m]
noun, plural rep·til·i·a [rep-til-ee-uh] /rɛpˈtɪl i ə/.
  1. a building for the public exhibition of reptiles.
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Reptilia

n.

mid-17c., from Latin plural of reptile (see reptile).

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