[ rep-til-ee-uh ]
/ rɛpˈtɪl i ə /
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the class comprising the reptiles.
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Origin of Reptilia
From New Latin, dating back to 1620–30; see origin at reptilian
Words nearby Reptilia
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How to use Reptilia in a sentence
According to Braun the segmental cords in Reptilia are buds from the outer walls of the Malpighian bodies.
A special internal differentiation of the zona radiata is apparently found (Eimer) in many Reptilia.
Its name tells us that we have a form intermediate between the classes Reptilia and Aves.The Gospel Of Evolution|Edward Aveling
In the reptilia it is more distinct, since to this class belong the ophidia, (serpents,) an order peculiarly noxious.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
Of the other reptilia should be noted two species of lizard of a genus (Amblyrhynchus) confined to the Galapagos Islands.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby