caecilian definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different legless, burrowing, wormlike amphibians regarding the order Gymnophiona, of exotic regions.
    • any one of a group of burrowing amphibians (order Gymnophiona or Apoda) that resemble earthworms or snakes.
    • A limbless amphibian belonging to the order Cæciliæ or Ophimorpha. See ophiomorpha.
    • A worm-like amphibian associated with the family Cæciliidæ.
    • the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians regarding the purchase Gymnophiona; inhabit wet soil in exotic areas
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to the Cæciliidæ.
  • adjective:
    • of or regarding or of the family members Caeciliidae

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