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herptile

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəːptʌɪl
 
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Definition of herptile in English:

noun

A reptile or amphibian: [as modifier]: herptile shops
More example sentences
  • I must confess to a lifelong fascination with ‘herptiles,’ snakes especially.
  • Proper heat can also determine if your herptile will eat and if they will digest the foods they eat.
  • Students will locate herptiles by sight or sound, analyze their characteristics, and classify them.

Origin

blend of herpetology and reptile.

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