A burrowing wormlike amphibian of a tropical order distinguished by poorly developed eyes and the lack of limbs.
- Order Gymnophiona (or Apoda): five families
- Some not-so-familiar creatures, like the legless, burrowing caecilians, are also amphibians.
- Although they are amphibians, caecilians are denizens of the terrestrial underworld.
- While burrowing, caecilians employ concertina locomotion, lateral undulation, and vermiform locomotion.
From modern Latin Caecilia (genus name), from Latin caecilia 'slow-worm' + -an.
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