Definitions for caeciliansiˈsɪl i ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caecilian, blindworm(adj)

    any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions

  2. caecilian(adj)

    of or relating to or belonging to the family Caeciliidae

Wiktionary

  1. caecilian(Noun)

    A group of burrowing amphibians (order Gymnophiona or Apoda) that resemble earthworms or snakes.

  2. Origin: From caecus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caecilian(noun)

    a limbless amphibian belonging to the order Caeciliae or Ophimorpha. See Ophiomorpha

  2. Origin: [L. caecus blind. So named from the supposed blindness of the species, the eyes being very minute.]

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  1. Caecilian

    The caecilians are an order of amphibians that superficially resemble earthworms or snakes. They mostly live hidden in the ground, making them the least familiar order of amphibians. All extant caecilians and their closest fossil relatives are grouped as the clade Apoda. They are mostly distributed in the tropics of South and Central America, Africa, and South Asia. The diets of caecilians are not well known.


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