Gymnophiona

plural noun
Gym·​no·​phi·​o·​na | \ -ˈfīənə \

Definition of Gymnophiona

: an order of Amphibia that is coextensive with the family Caeciliidae and is distinguished by the limbless small-headed short-tailed form of its nearly eyeless members which are widely distributed in moist soil in tropical parts of the New and Old Worlds

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History and Etymology for Gymnophiona

New Latin, from gymn- + -ophiona (from Greek ophioneos of a snake, serpentlike, from ophis serpent, snake)

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“Gymnophiona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gymnophiona. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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