vermiform

[vur-muh-fawrm]

Origin of vermiform

From the Medieval Latin word vermiformis, dating back to 1720–30. See vermi-, -form
Related formssub·ver·mi·form, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vermiform

vermiform

adjective
  1. resembling a worm
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Word Origin and History for vermiform
adj.

"worm-shaped," 1730, from Modern Latin vermiformis, from Latin vermis "worm" (see worm (n.)) + forma "form" (see form).

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vermiform in Medicine

vermiform

[vûrmə-fôrm′]
adj.
  1. Resembling or having the long, thin, cylindrical shape of a worm.
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