Definition of Gymnophiona

1. Noun. An order of amphibians including caecilians.

Exact synonyms: Order Gymnophiona
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Amphibia, Class Amphibia
Member holonyms: Caeciliadae, Caeciliidae, Family Caeciliadae, Family Caeciliidae



Definition of Gymnophiona

1. n. pl. An order of Amphibia, having a long, annulated, snakelike body. See Ophiomorpha.

Medical Definition of Gymnophiona

1. An order of Amphibia, having a long, annulated, snakelike body. See Ophiomorpha. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Gymnos naked + serpentlike. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnophiona

gymnocladus
gymnocopa
gymnocyte
gymnocytes
gymnocytode
gymnocytodes
gymnodomous
gymnodont
gymnodonts
gymnogens
gymnoglossa
gymnolaemata
gymnonoti
gymnopaedic
gymnophiona (current term)
gymnophobia
gymnophthalmata
gymnoplast
gymnoplasts
gymnorhinal
gymnosomata
gymnosophical
gymnosophist
gymnosophists
gymnosophy

Literary usage of Gymnophiona

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1. The Nasal Organ in Amphibia by George Marsh Higgins (1921)
"... showing that many points supposed to indicate relationships, were based upon erroneous statements or misconceptions and that the gymnophiona are to be ..."

2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"In gymnophiona it may retain its abdominal opening; it is extremely ... The ovary in gymnophiona is a long thin band ; in Urodela a cylindrical sac, ..."

3. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"An exoskeleton is present in many gymnophiona in the form of small dermal ... In the gymnophiona the caudal region is very short, and there is no sacrum ..."

4. A Manual of the anatomy of vertebrated animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1881)
"The rest of the Urodela, and all the Batrachia and gymnophiona, are devoid of both external gills and gill- clefts, in the adult state. In all the Amphibia, ..."

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