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O`phi*o*mor"pha (?), n. pl. [NL. See Ophiomorphous.] Zool.

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 wanting. It includes the caecilians. Called also Gymnophiona and Ophidobatrachia.


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