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caecilian

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noun cae·ci·lian \si-ˈsil-yən, -ˈsēl-, -ˈsi-lē-ən\

Definition of caecilian

  1. :  any of an order (Gymnophiona) of chiefly tropical burrowing limbless amphibians resembling worms

caecilian

adjective


Origin and Etymology of caecilian

ultimately from Latin caecilia slowworm, from caecus blind


First Known Use: circa 1879


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