- Also called blindworm. a legless, wormlike tropical amphibian of the order Gymnophiona (formerly Apoda), spending most of its life underground and usually almost blind.
- pertaining to or characteristic of a caecilian.
Origin of caecilian
1875–80; < Latin caecili(a) blindworm + -an
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The decision was entirely in favour of Caecilian, and Donatus was found guilty of various ecclesiastical offences.
- 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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