lumbricoid

[luhm-bri-koid]

Origin of lumbricoid

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

C19: from New Latin lumbricoides, from Latin lumbrīcus worm
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lumbricoid in Medicine

lumbricoid

[lŭmbrĭ-koid′]
adj.
  1. Of or resembling a roundworm.
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