Ophiomorpha
Ophiomorpha O`phi*o*mor"pha, n. pl. [NL. See {Ophiomorphous}.] (Zo["o]l.) 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 c[ae]cilians. Called also {{Gymnophiona}} and {{Ophidobatrachia}}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ophiomorpha — Example of Ophiomorpha in the sandstone of the Parkman Member of the Clagget Formation in Elk Basin on the Montana/Wyoming border Ophiomorpha is an ichnotaxon, usually interpreted as a burrow of an organism living in the near shore… …   Wikipedia

  • ophiomorpha — ophio·mor·pha …   English syllables

  • ophiomorpha — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ əˈmȯrfə Etymology: New Latin, from ophi + morpha synonym of gymnophiona …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gymnophiona — Ophiomorpha O phi*o*mor pha, n. pl. [NL. See {Ophiomorphous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophidobatrachia — Ophiomorpha O phi*o*mor pha, n. pl. [NL. See {Ophiomorphous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amphibia — Am*phib i*a, n. pl. [See {Amphibium}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the classes of vertebrates. [1913 Webster] Note: The Amphibia are distinguished by having usually no scales, by having eggs and embryos similar to those of fishes, and by undergoing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apoda — Ap o*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?. See {Apod}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A group of cirripeds, destitute of footlike organs. (b) An order of Amphibia without feet. See {Ophiomorpha}. (c) A group of worms without appendages, as the leech. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caecilian — C[ae]*cil i*an (?; 106), n. [L. caecus blind. So named from the supposed blindness of the species, the eyes being very minute.] (Zo[ o]l.) A limbless amphibian belonging to the order {C[ae]cili[ae]} or {Ophimorpha}. See {Ophiomorpha}. [Written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coecilian — Caecilian C[ae]*cil i*an (?; 106), n. [L. caecus blind. So named from the supposed blindness of the species, the eyes being very minute.] (Zo[ o]l.) A limbless amphibian belonging to the order {C[ae]cili[ae]} or {Ophimorpha}. See {Ophiomorpha}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gymnophiona — Gym no*phi o*na (j[i^]m n[ o]*f[imac] [ o]*n[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. gymno s naked + ofio neos serpentlike.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Amphibia, having a long, annulated, snakelike body. See {Ophiomorpha}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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