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caecilian

[see-sil-ee-uh n] /siˈsɪl i ən/
noun
1.
Also called blindworm. a legless, wormlike tropical amphibian of the order Gymnophiona (formerly Apoda), spending most of its life underground and usually almost blind.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of a caecilian.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Latin caecili(a) blindworm + -an
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caecilian

/siːˈsɪlɪən/
noun
1.
any tropical limbless cylindrical amphibian of the order Apoda (or Gymnophiona), resembling earthworms and inhabiting moist soil
Word Origin
C19: from Latin caecilia a kind of lizard, from caecus blind
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