seps

noun
\ ˈseps \
plural seps

Definition of seps

: a lizard of an Old World genus (Chalcides synonym Seps) of the family Scincidae having a snakelike body, very small legs, and smooth overlapping scales, and regarded as poisonous by the ancients

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History and Etymology for seps

Latin, from Greek sēps; akin to Greek sēpsis decay

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“Seps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seps. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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