Caeciliidae

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

Definition of Caeciliidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of caeciliidae

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


First Known Use: circa 1875


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