Definition of worm lizard in English:

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worm lizard


1A subterranean burrowing reptile which resembles an earthworm, being blind, apparently segmented, and typically without limbs.
  • Suborder Amphisbaenia, order Squamata: four families and numerous species.
Example sentences
  • Here's a link to the series of pictures - you need to click on the ADDITIONAL IMAGES button to see the wrestling worm lizard pictures.
  • There are unique species on these islands, such as the bizarre Bogadek's worm lizard, and we are discovering more.
  • Many burrowing animals, from weasels to worm lizards, have smaller limbs today.
2A legless lizard.
Example sentences
  • One of the most interesting to me is the legless Zarudnyi's worm lizard.
  • It is a real animal, called a baja worm lizard.

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