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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Origin and Etymology of gymnophiona

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


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