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vermicule

[ vur-mi-kyool ]
/ ˈvɜr mɪˌkyul /

noun Zoology.

a small, wormlike structure.

Nearby words

vermicular pulse, vermicularly, vermiculate, vermiculated, vermiculation, vermicule, vermiculite, vermiculose, vermiculture, vermiform, vermiform appendix

Origin of vermicule

First recorded in 1705–15, vermicule is from the Latin word vermiculus larva, maggot. See vermi-, -cule1
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