Skip to Content


Pronunciation: rep-til'e-a

Definition: A class of vertebrates comprising the alligators, crocodiles, lizards, turtles, tortoises, and snakes.

[L. reptilis, ntr. -e, creeping; ntr. as n., reptile]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.