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lumbricoid

[luhm-bri-koid]
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adjective
  1. resembling an earthworm.

Origin of lumbricoid

1840–50; < Latin lumbrīc(us) earthworm + -oid
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Examples from the Web for lumbricoid

Historical Examples

  • Among the rare causes of diffusive peritonitis is perforation of the intestine by lumbricoid worms.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

    Various

  • The far larger number of caudal papill at once distinguishes it from the lumbricoid of man and the hog.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold


British Dictionary definitions for lumbricoid

lumbricoid

adjective
  1. anatomy designating any part or structure resembling a worm
  2. of, relating to, or resembling an earthworm

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin lumbricoides, from Latin lumbrīcus worm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

lumbricoid in Medicine

lumbricoid

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Of or resembling a roundworm.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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