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crocodileany large, tropical, aquatic lizardlike reptile of the order Crocodilia, possessing a four-chambered heart that is unique in reptiles.
large aquatic reptile, member of the family Crocodylidae. Includes the Nile (Crocodylus niloticus), the Marsh or Mugger (C. palustris), the Estuarine or Saltwater (C. porosus), the American (C. acutus), New Guinea (C. novaeguineae) and the West African (Osteolaemus tetraspis) crocodile. Crocodile and alligator farms are now an established means of producing hides for commerce.