- resembling a worm in shape; long and slender.
Origin of vermiform
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Examples from the Web for vermiform
Below his heart he has only a stomach and a vermiform appendix.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
Capitalism, Jonathan, is the vermiform appendix of the social organism.The Common Sense of Socialism
The vermiform and retractile tongue is also a most singular organ.Reptiles and Birds
It has been fully proved since to be as useless an appendage as the vermiform.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Form changeable, from short, sac-like to elongate and vermiform.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole
Gary N. Calkins
- resembling a worm
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Word Origin and History for vermiform
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Resembling or having the long, thin, cylindrical shape of a worm.
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