from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of tailless amphibians having a slender, wormlike body with regular annulations, and usually with minute scales imbedded in the skin. The limbs are rudimentary or lacking. It includes the cæcilians. Called also Gymnophiona and Ophidobatrachia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of limbless serpentiform amphibians, represented by the family Cæciliidæ; the cæcilians: contrasted with Ichthyomorpha. Also called Apoda, Batrachophidia, Gymnophiona, Ophiosoma, Ophidobatrachia, Pseudophidia, and Peromela.
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