American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Biology Creeping or crawling; repent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Creeping or crawling; repent; reptatory; reptile; specifically, of or pertaining to the Reptantia.
- adj. Creeping along the ground.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Same as Repent.
- adj. (Zoöl.) Creeping; crawling; -- said of reptiles, worms, etc.
- From Latin rēptō ("I creep"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin rēptāns, rēptant-, present participle of rēptāre, to creep, frequentative of rēpere. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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