HyperDic: reptilia

English > 1 sense of the word Reptilia:
NOUNanimalReptilia, class Reptiliaclass of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates
English > Reptilia: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningClass of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals.
Synonymclass Reptilia
Member ofVertebrata, subphylum Vertebrata, Craniata, subphylum Craniatafishes
MembersAnapsida, subclass Anapsidaoldest known reptiles
Archosauria, subclass ArchosauriaA large subclass of diapsid reptiles including
Lepidosauria, subclass Lepidosauriadiapsid reptiles
Synapsida, subclass SynapsidaExtinct reptiles of the Permian to Jurassic considered ancestral to mammals
reptile, reptilianAny cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
Broaderclass(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
Spanishreptiles
CatalanReptilia, Rèptil
Adjectivesreptilianof or relating to the class Reptilia

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