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  1. of, relating to, or done by worms.
  2. 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 formsver·mic·u·lar·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for vermicular


  1. resembling the form, markings, motion, or tracks of worms
  2. of or relating to worms or wormlike animals
Derived Formsvermicularly, adverb

Word Origin for vermicular

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


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