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REPTILIAN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does reptilian mean? 

REPTILIAN (noun)
  The noun REPTILIAN has 1 sense:

1. any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises turtles snakes lizards alligators crocodiles and extinct forms

  Familiarity information: REPTILIAN used as a noun is very rare.


REPTILIAN (adjective)
  The adjective REPTILIAN has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to the class Reptilia

  Familiarity information: REPTILIAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPTILIAN (noun)


Sense 1reptilian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises turtles snakes lizards alligators crocodiles and extinct forms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

reptile; reptilian

Hypernyms ("reptilian" is a kind of...):

craniate; vertebrate (animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reptilian"):

anapsid; anapsid reptile (primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles)

diapsid; diapsid reptile (reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye)

Diapsida; subclass Diapsida (used in former classifications to include all living reptiles except turtles; superseded by the two subclasses Lepidosauria and Archosauria)

synapsid; synapsid reptile (extinct reptile having a single pair of lateral temporal openings in the skull)

Holonyms ("reptilian" is a member of...):

class Reptilia; Reptilia (class 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)


REPTILIAN (adjective)


Sense 1reptilian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the class Reptilia

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Reptilia (class 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)


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