vermiform

[ vur-muh-fawrm ]
/ ˈvɜr məˌfɔrm /

adjective

resembling a worm in shape; long and slender.

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Origin of vermiform

From the Medieval Latin word vermiformis, dating back to 1720–30. See vermi-, -form

OTHER WORDS FROM vermiform

sub·ver·mi·form, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vermiform

vermiform
/ (ˈvɜːmɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

resembling a worm
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Medical definitions for vermiform

vermiform
[ vûrmə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Resembling or having the long, thin, cylindrical shape of a worm.
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