Definition of seps in English:


Syllabification: seps
Pronunciation: /seps


An African lizard with a snakelike body and very short or nonexistent legs.
  • Genera Tetradactylus, family Gerrhosauridae: several species, formerly regarded as skinks
More example sentences
  • This snake-like seps is similar in appearance to Breyer's long-tailed seps.
  • The common long-tailed seps is probably too small to be able to effectively flee from fire.


mid 16th century (denoting a venomous serpent described by classical authors): via Latin from Greek sēps, from the base of sēpein 'make rotten'.

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