vermicule

[ vur-mi-kyool ]
/ ˈvɜr mɪˌkyul /

noun Zoology.

a small, wormlike structure.

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Origin of vermicule

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