lumbricoid

[ luhm-bri-koid ]

adjective
  1. resembling an earthworm.

Origin of lumbricoid

1
1840–50; <Latin lumbrīc(us) earthworm + -oid

Words Nearby lumbricoid

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How to use lumbricoid in a sentence

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

  • Not less than seven cases have now been noticed in which this little lumbricoid of the cat and dog has been found in man.

    Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The large lumbricoid occasionally found in the ox belongs to the human worm.

    Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The far larger number of caudal papill at once distinguishes it from the lumbricoid of man and the hog.

    Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold
  • It is impossible to say how many distinct species of cetacean lumbricoid worms exist.

    Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for lumbricoid

lumbricoid

/ (ˈlʌmbrɪˌkɔɪd) /


adjective
  1. anatomy designating any part or structure resembling a worm

  2. of, relating to, or resembling an earthworm

Origin of lumbricoid

1
C19: from New Latin lumbricoides, from Latin lumbrīcus worm

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