Reptilia

[ rep-til-ee-uh ]
/ rɛpˈtɪl i ə /
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noun

the class comprising the reptiles.

Origin of Reptilia

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

Definition for reptilia (2 of 2)

reptilium

[ rep-til-ee-uh m ]
/ rɛpˈtɪl i əm /

noun, plural rep·til·i·a [rep-til-ee-uh] /rɛpˈtɪl i ə/.

a building for the public exhibition of reptiles.
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Word Origin and History for reptilia

Reptilia


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper