caecilian[sē sil′ē ən, -sil′yən]
caecilian definition by Webster's New World
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any of an order (Gymnophiona) of legless tropical amphibians resembling worms
Origin: ; from Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin caecilia, kind of lizard ; from caecus: see cecum
caecilian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various legless, burrowing, wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona, of tropical regions.
Origin: From Latin caecilia, a kind of lizard, from caecus, blind (from its small eyes).