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reptatorial definition

Overview

Define the meaning of the English word reptatorial below. Reptatorial is an adjective. Also define these 5 related words and terms: zoology, crawl, creep, reptant, and reptatory.

English

Etymology

From reptatory (crawling, creeping) +‎ -al (suffix forming adjectives). Reptatory is probably derived from New Latin reptatorius (used in the binomial nomenclature of species), from Latin rēptātus (on which one has crawled; where one has swum) + -tōrius (suffix forming adjectives);[1] rēptātus is the perfect passive participle of rēptō (to crawl or creep (over or through)), the frequentative form of rēpō (to crawl, creep), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁reh₁p-.

Pronunciation

Adjective

reptatorial (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Crawling, creeping.
    Synonyms: reptant, reptatory (obsolete)

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References

  1. ^ reptatorial”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary, (Please provide a date or year).

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