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rep·til·i·an

 (rĕp-tĭl′ē-ən, -tĭl′yən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to reptiles.
2. Resembling or characteristic of a reptile.
3. Despicable; treacherous.
n.
A reptile.

reptilian

(rɛpˈtɪlɪən)
adj
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of reptiles
2. mean or treacherous; contemptible: reptilian behaviour.
n
3. (Animals) a less common name for reptile
4. (Zoology) a less common name for reptile

rep•til•i•an

(rɛpˈtɪl i ən, -ˈtɪl yən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the reptiles.
2. characteristic of or resembling a reptile.
3. groveling and contemptible.
4. mean; treacherous; harmful.
n.
5. a reptile.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reptilian - any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct formsreptilian - any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
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
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Diapsida, subclass Diapsida - used in former classifications to include all living reptiles except turtles; superseded by the two subclasses Lepidosauria and Archosauria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
Adj.1.reptilian - of or relating to the class Reptilia

reptilian

adjective
1. reptile-like, reptile, cold-blooded, crocodilian, ophidian a prehistoric jungle occupied by reptilian creatures
Translations
من الزَحّافات
plazí
krybdyr-krybdyrsagtig
skriîdÿrs-
charakteristický pre plazy

reptilian

[repˈtɪlɪən]
A. ADJreptil
B. Nreptil m

reptilian

[rɛpˈtɪliən] adj
[creature] → reptilien(ne)
(fig)reptilien(ne)

reptilian

adjreptilartig; (fig pej)kriecherisch (pej)
nReptil nt, → Kriechtier nt

reptile

(ˈreptail) noun
any of the group of cold-blooded animals to which snakes, lizards, crocodiles etc belong.
repˈtilian (-ˈti-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
It may be that he swept back into the past, and fell among the blood-drinking, hairy savages of the Age of Unpolished Stone; into the abysses of the Cretaceous Sea; or among the grotesque saurians, the huge reptilian brutes of the Jurassic times.
But he had an agreeable confidence that his faults were all of a generous kind--impetuous, warm- blooded, leonine; never crawling, crafty, reptilian.
From this crawling flapping mass of obscene reptilian life came the shocking clamor which filled the air and the mephitic, horrible, musty odor which turned us sick.
His shoulders are rounded from much study, and his face protrudes forward, and is forever slowly oscillating from side to side in a curiously reptilian fashion.
These were the only reptiles I had ever seen upon Barsoom, but I knew from their similarity to the fossilized remains of supposedly extinct species I had seen in the museums of Helium that they comprised many of the known prehistoric reptilian genera, as well as others undiscovered.
Had the federated tribes of Pellucidar succeeded in overthrowing the mighty Mahars, the dominant race of reptilian monsters, and their fierce, gorilla-like sol-diery, the savage Sagoths?
I clung to life because some ancient, reptilian forbear had clung to life and transmitted to me through the ages the most powerful motive that guided his minute brain--the motive of self-preservation.
The diminution in reptilian life was the most noticeable change in the fauna of northern Caspak.
Preying continually upon the herbivora were the meat-eaters, large and small--wolves, hyaenadons, panthers, lions, tigers, and bear as well as several large and ferocious species of reptilian life.
One pays according to an iron schedule--for every strength the balanced weakness; for every high a corresponding low; for every fictitious god-like moment an equivalent time in reptilian slime.
Nicholas Hoult, from TV's Skins, is reptilian A&R man Steven Stelfox who, when not indulging in sex, drugs and booze, is looking for the next big thing in 90s London.
A little green man or seven foot reptilian might have caused a stir trying to blend into a middle ages society that was prone to burn people at the stake for being different.