[ ver-mik-yuh-ler ]
/ vərˈmɪk yə lər /


of, relating to, or done by worms.
consisting of or characterized by sinuous or wavy outlines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm.

Origin of vermicular

1645–55; < Medieval Latin vermiculāris, equivalent to Latin vermicul(us) vermicule + -āris -ar1

Related forms

ver·mic·u·lar·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vermicular


/ (vɜːˈmɪkjʊlə) /


resembling the form, markings, motion, or tracks of worms
of or relating to worms or wormlike animals

Derived Forms

vermicularly, adverb

Word Origin for vermicular

C17: from Medieval Latin vermiculāris, from Latin vermiculus, diminutive of vermis worm
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Medicine definitions for vermicular


[ vər-mĭkyə-lər ]


Having the shape or motion of a worm.
Caused by or relating to worms.
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