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As a result, we are losing the animals that feed on them: birds and reptiles and amphibians and mammals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most reptiles and some insects do this. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The great man settles himself down next to reptiles and amphibians. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was the fiercest marine reptile and the biggest of its era. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If you really struggle, reptiles and amphibians rarely cause problems. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Did nobody tell them that they are cold-blooded reptiles before they wasted the cost of a helicopter? The Sun (2012)It eats insects, small mammals and reptiles. The Sun (2015)I used to take the insect and reptile house all the time. The Sun (2006)Eight per cent of its birds and 90 per cent of its mammals and reptiles are unique to the islands. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People can tame all kinds of animals and birds and reptiles and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. Christianity Today (2000)The reason why most mammals and reptiles hide this organ safely inside their bodies until it needs to be used is basically a damage limitation tactic. The Sun (2007)In this country at least, a specialist in reptiles and amphibians has little to show off in terms of identification skills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Below: reptile meets mammal - who wins? Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were given two-month prison sentences suspended for a year and banned from keeping birds, reptiles and insects. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Greenhouse gases are pushing up temperatures, forcing the cold-blooded reptiles to spend more time hiding in cool spots. The Sun (2010)The insulin of the more advanced bony fish, reptiles, and mammals is a little cluster of six chains. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)In fish, reptiles and birds, the yolk is contained within a yolk sac which is absorbed into the embryo as the yolk is used. Biology Basic Facts (1982)The same trends are likely to exist in reptiles, amphibians and fish, but the study focused on mammals because of their rich fossil record. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'reptile'
British English: reptile /ˈrɛptaɪl/ NOUN
Reptiles are a group of animals which have scales on their skin and lay eggs. Snakes and crocodiles are reptiles.
- American English: reptile
- Arabic: زاحِف
- Brazilian Portuguese: réptil
- Chinese: 爬行动物
- Croatian: gmaz
- Czech: plaz
- Danish: krybdyr
- Dutch: reptiel
- European Spanish: reptil
- Finnish: matelija
- French: reptile
- German: Reptil
- Greek: ερπετό
- Italian: rettile
- Japanese: 爬虫類
- Korean: 파충류
- Norwegian: krypdyr
- Polish: gad
- European Portuguese: réptil
- Romanian: reptilă
- Russian: рептилия
- Spanish: reptil
- Swedish: reptil
- Thai: สัตว์เลื้อยคลาน
- Turkish: sürüngen
- Ukrainian: рептилія
- Vietnamese: loài bò sát
Definition of reptile from the Collins English Dictionary
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