vermiform

[vur-muh-fawrm]
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adjective

resembling a worm in shape; long and slender.

Nearby words

  1. vermiculation,
  2. vermicule,
  3. vermiculite,
  4. vermiculose,
  5. vermiculture,
  6. vermiform appendix,
  7. vermiform process,
  8. vermifugal,
  9. vermifuge,
  10. vermilion

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

resembling a worm
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Word Origin and History for vermiform

vermiform

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for vermiform

vermiform

[vûrmə-fôrm′]

adj.

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

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