from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small legless burrowing reptiles of the suborder Amphisbaenia, having a wormlike body with scales arranged in rings and found worldwide in subtropical and tropical regions.

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  • noun Any of many small limbless burrowing tropical lizards, of the family Amphisbaenidae, that resemble worms.

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  • noun a lizard of the genus Amphisbaena; harmless wormlike limbless lizard of warm or tropical regions having concealed eyes and ears and a short blunt tail


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