plural 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

Word History


Latin, from Greek sēps; akin to Greek sēpsis decay

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“Seps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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