caecilian[sē sil′ē ən, -sil′yən]
any of an order (Gymnophiona) of legless tropical amphibians resembling worms
Origin of caecilian; from Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin caecilia, kind of lizard ; from caecus: see cecum
Any of various legless, burrowing amphibians of the order Gymnophiona, having numerous grooved rings encircling the body, and found chiefly in tropical regions.
Origin of caecilianFrom Latin caecilia, a kind of lizard, from caecus, blind (from its small eyes).
- Any of a group of burrowing amphibians (order Gymnophiona or Apoda) that resemble earthworms or snakes.
From Latin caecus (“blind”).