from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various legless, burrowing, wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona, of tropical regions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a group of burrowing amphibians (order Gymnophiona or Apoda) that resemble earthworms or snakes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A limbless amphibian belonging to the order Cæciliæ or Ophimorpha. See ophiomorpha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Cæciliidæ.
- n. A worm-like amphibian of the family Cæciliidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions
- adj. of or relating to or belonging to the family Caeciliidae
From Latin caecilia, a kind of lizard, from caecus, blind (from its small eyes).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin caecus ("blind"). (Wiktionary)