meaning of caecilian

caecilian meaning in General Dictionary

of or relating to or from the household Caeciliidae

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  • any of the tiny slim limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians regarding the purchase Gymnophiona; inhabit damp soil in tropical regions
  • A limbless amphibian belonging to the purchase Caeciliae or Ophimorpha. See Ophiomorpha.

Sentence Examples with the word caecilian

It is absurd to call the larva of a newt or of a Caecilian a tadpole, nor is the free-swimming embryo of a frog as it leaves the egg a tadpole.

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