An African lizard with a snakelike body and very short or nonexistent legs.
- ‘This snake-like seps is similar in appearance to Breyer's long-tailed seps.’
- ‘The common long-tailed seps is probably too small to be able to effectively flee from fire.’
Mid 16th century (denoting a venomous serpent described by classical authors): via Latin from Greek sēps, from the base of sēpein ‘make rotten’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.