herpeto-, herpet-, herp-

(Greek: creeping thing, reptile; snake)

1. A description of serpents; such as, snakes.
2. A description of the herpes disease.
herpetology (hur" pi TAHL uh jee) (s) (noun), herpetologies (pl)
The branch of zoology concerned with the study of reptiles and amphibians.
herpetophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A pathologic or abnormal abhorrence of reptiles: People who have a herpetophobia cannot stand the sight of snakes, lizards, and even amphibians, and, when this does happen, it can lead to severe reactions like anxiety or nausea.
A boy is running away from a man who has a snake in his hands.
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herpetophobiac (noun) herpetophobiacs (pl)
Someone who has an extreme horror of reptiles: Manfred was a herpetophobiac who thought that all snakes were poisonous, slimy like worms, or generally dangerous.
herpobenthos (s) (noun) (no pl)
An organism growing or moving through muddy sediments: When Susan was walking with bare feet through the stream she was careful not to step on any herpobenthos that she could see.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "snakes or other reptiles": angui-; coluber-; ophio-; reptil-; sauro-.