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reptant Line breaks: rep|tant
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛpt(ə)nt/

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Definition of reptant in English:


(Of an animal) moving with a creeping or crawling action.
Example sentences
  • 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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