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caecilian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caecilian  \C[ae]*cil"i*an\  (?;  106),  n.  [L.  caecus  blind.  So 
  named  from  the  supposed  blindness  of  the  species,  the  eyes 
  being  very  minute.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  limbless  amphibian  belonging  to  the  order  {C[ae]cili[ae]} 
  or  {Ophimorpha}.  See  {Ophiomorpha}.  [Written  also 
  {c[oe]cilian}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caecilian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  belonging  to  the  family  Caeciliidae 
  n  :  any  of  the  small  slender  limbless  burrowing  wormlike 
  amphibians  of  the  order  Gymnophiona;  inhabit  moist  soil 
  in  tropical  regions  [syn:  {blindworm}] 




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