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Reptilia

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]

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