Definition of reptant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛpt(ə)nt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(Of an animal) moving with a creeping or crawling action.
Example sentences
  • Its four legs, and reptant motions show that it is most nearly connected with the Reptiles.
  • The majority of gastropods are reptant, but of these some few can swim.
  • 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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