amphisbaenian

amphisbaenian
amphisbaenian [am΄fis bē′nē ən]
n.
< ModL: see AMPHISBAENA
any of a legless, burrowing suborder (Amphisbaenia) of tropical reptiles (order Squamata) with a head and tail that look very much alike; worm lizard

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