Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of reptant in English:
(Of an animal) moving with a creeping or crawling action.
- The Carcineretidae is a heterogeneous group of reptant and natatory crabs.
- The rest of the group is sometimes pulled together loosely as the reptant decapods.
- Next, the transition to a reptant life takes place.
Mid 17th century: from Latin reptant-, from the verb reptare 'to creep'.
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