Amphisbaenia /ˌamfɪsˈbiːnɪə/

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I. plural noun


[Zoology] a group of reptiles which comprises the worm lizards.

●Suborder Amphisbaenia, order Squamata.
II. derivatives

amphisbaenian
noun, adjective


– origin modern Latin, from Greek amphisbaina, from amphis ‘both’ + bainein ‘go, walk’.

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