Reptant
Reptant Rep"tant (r?p"tant), a. [L. reptans, -antis, p. pr. of reptare, v. intens. from repere to creep. See {Reptile}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Same as {Repent}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Creeping; crawling; -- said of reptiles, worms, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • reptant — adj. (of a plant or animal) creeping. Etymology: L reptare reptant frequent. of repere crawl …   Useful english dictionary

  • reptant — rep·tant …   English syllables

  • reptant — /ˈrɛptənt/ (say reptuhnt) adjective → repent2. {Latin rēptans, present participle, creeping} …   Australian English dictionary

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