Caecilian definition

sə-sĭlyən, -sĭlē-ən, -sēl-
Any of various legless, burrowing amphibians of the order Gymnophiona, having numerous grooved rings encircling the body, and found chiefly in tropical regions.
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Any of an order (Gymnophiona) of legless tropical amphibians resembling worms.
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Any of a group of burrowing amphibians (order Gymnophiona or Apoda) that resemble earthworms or snakes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caecilian
Plural:
caecilians

Origin of caecilian

  • From Latin caecilia a kind of lizard from caecus blind (from its small eyes)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin caecus (“blind”).

    From Wiktionary