plural noun
Cae·​ci·​li·​idae | \ ˌsēsəˈlīəˌdē \

Definition of Caeciliidae

: a family (type genus Caecilia) of small slender wormlike burrowing amphibians that is coextensive with the order Gymnophiona

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First Known Use of Caeciliidae

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Caeciliidae

New Latin, from Caecilia, type genus (from Latin caecilía, a lizard, from caecus blind) + -idae; from the small eyes

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“Caeciliidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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