- the class comprising the reptiles.
Origin of Reptilia
From New Latin, dating back to 1620–30; see origin at reptilian
- a building for the public exhibition of reptiles.
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Examples from the Web for reptilia
The Batrachians differ essentially from all other orders of Reptilia.Reptiles and Birds
The wrist bones in the reptilia usually consist of two rows.Dragons of the Air
H. G. Seeley
The ovum has in all Reptilia a very similar structure to that in Birds.
In Birds the cellular tube formed round the notochord is far thicker than in the Reptilia.
Owing to the development of the common iliac veins there is no renal portal system like that of the Reptilia and Amphibia.
Word Origin and History for reptilia
mid-17c., from Latin plural of reptile (see reptile).
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