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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. Also called amphisbaenian.
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(Animals) any wormlike burrowing legless lizard of the family Amphisbaenidae, of Africa, South and Central America, and S Europe
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|Noun||1.||worm lizard - 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|
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
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