caecilian

[see-sil-ee-uhn]
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:
1875–80; < Latin caecili(a) blindworm + -an

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caecilian (siːˈsɪlɪən)
 
n
any tropical limbless cylindrical amphibian of the order Apoda (or Gymnophiona), resembling earthworms and inhabiting moist soil
 
[C19: from Latin caecilia a kind of lizard, from caecus blind]

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Parental investment by skin feeding in a caecilian amphibian.
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