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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • Gymnophiōna — Gymnophiōna, Ordnung der Amphibien, s. Blindwühler …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gymnophiona — Gymnophiona,   die Blindwühlen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gymnophiona — Gymnophiona, Blindwühlen, ca. 170, in tropischen Gebieten meist im Boden lebende Arten umfassende Ordnung der ⇒ Amphibia. 10–150 cm lang; wurmförmig; keine Extremitäten; kein Schulter oder Beckengürtel; ziemlich stark verknöcherter Schädel;… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Gymnophiona —   Cecilias Rango temporal: Jurásico Inferior Presente …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gymnophiona — Gymnophiones Gymnophiona sp …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gymnophiona — Schleichenlurche Mexikanische Hautwühle (Dermophis mexicanus) Systematik Unterstamm: Wirbeltiere (Ver …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gymnophiona — ▪ amphibian Introduction also called  Apoda   one of the three major extant orders of the class Amphibia. Its members are known as caecilians (caecilian), a name derived from the Latin word caecus, meaning “sightless” or “blind.” The majority of… …   Universalium

  • Gymnophiona — noun an order of amphibians including caecilians • Syn: ↑order Gymnophiona • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑amphibia, ↑class Amphibia • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gymnophiona — …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”