Translation of reptilian in Spanish:

reptilian

de los reptiles, adj.

Pronunciation /rɛpˈtɪljən//rɛpˈtɪlɪən/

adjective

  • 1

    Zoology
    de los reptiles
    • Although old drawings of Tyrannosaurus rex give the beast an almost erect stance and a long reptilian tail, which dragged on the ground.
    • Still had true socketed teeth, a reptilian trait.
    • Turtles and iguanas are the most common reptilian sources of the infection.
    • The reptilian scale has absolutely nothing to do with follicles.
    • In proportion to body size, mammals have brains about ten times the size of reptilian brains.
    • Like all reflexes, the startle reflects activity of the brain stem, the most primitive, reptilian part of the brain.
    • You have to admit that there's something fascinating about dinosaurs, those lumbering reptilian giants of a bygone age.
    • Dehydration can cause serious health problems in any reptilian species.
    • Mammals, as we have learned to expect, employ a bizarre and pointlessly complicated variation on the straightforward and logical reptilian plan.
    • Two of the bones found in the reptilian jaw are nearly identical to two of the bones in the mammalian inner ear.
    • At our study site, the predator guild includes avian, mammalian, and reptilian species.
    • This is a sequence of fossils which shows in great detail how the mammalian inner ear bones evolved from similar bones in the reptilian jaw.
    • Let us consider first the simpler explanation of a series of morphological evolutionary changes in the evolution of avian feathers from reptilian scales.
    • Enormous temporal fossae for very strong jaw muscles, formed by just one of the reptilian jaw muscles, which has now become the mammalian masseter.
    • At the time, paleontologists were stuck in a reptilian perspective on dinosaurs.
    • Vertebrate animals (mammals, birds, theropod dinosaurs) develop larger brains then their earlier reptilian ancestors.
    • Figure 16 pictures a three-headed reptilian bird chasing a hunter who is armed with a gun.
    • Therefore, it had nothing to do with demonstrating how the genetic information coding for feathers could have arisen in the imagined reptilian ancestors of birds.
    • Autumn has arrived and with the cooler weather our amphibian and reptilian friends will be looking for somewhere to call home over the winter.
    • Named after their spotted coats and fearsome jaws, leopard seals have large, reptilian heads and streamlined bodies.
  • 2literary

    (like a reptile)
    (features/smile) de reptil
    • In fact, a lot of those B players are still around today - the reptilian Richard Perle for example.
    • Sincere roles are not only out of character for Jim Carey, they are entirely alien to his reptilian nature.
    • Judge Dave Ryan is also a friend to children; however, he can't fly, and he lacks a hard, reptilian protective shell.
    • Her blue eyes, entirely void of make up, gave her face a strange, reptilian look.
    • Boyle is Sidney Greenstreet - ish, minus the reptilian glamour.
    • He can feel Martin out there waiting his time with the cold reptilian patience of the perfect agent.
    • The script called for her to be sympathetic, in spite of his reptilian appearance.
    • That is, the mechanism that should concern us is our own reptilian nature.
    • Nick Stahl does a good job portraying Bobby as a vicious, detestable bully (with perhaps just a hint of reptilian charisma).
    • But here he distils horror by showing it in slow passage through the ageing, reptilian contours of Michael Caine's face.
    • Mr. Chen laughed in his quiet, reptilian way.