- 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
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Related Wordsreptilian, horizontal, prostrate, trailing, clinging, recumbent, serpentine, procumbent, reptant, stoloniferous, vermicular
Examples from the Web for vermicular
Vermicular: worm-like, tortuous: resembling the tracks of a worm.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
There is no telling how vermicular are the wrigglings of mean souls.Ivory Apes and Peacocks
It is this vermicular insignificance of the gossip that makes his detection so difficult, and gives him his security.Vanishing Roads and Other Essays
Richard Le Gallienne
Gale describes a torc found near Old Verulam in 1748, as "a wreathed or vermicular ornament, being a solid chain of gold."The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
No animal of the vermicular or serpentine kind is crested but the most formidable of all.The Works of William Cowper
- resembling the form, markings, motion, or tracks of worms
- of or relating to worms or wormlike animals
C17: from Medieval Latin vermiculāris, from Latin vermiculus, diminutive of vermis worm
- Having the shape or motion of a worm.
- Caused by or relating to worms.
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