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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 of caecilian

ultimately from Latin caecilia slowworm, from caecus blind


First Known Use: circa 1879

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