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vermicular

[ver-mik-yuh-ler] /vərˈmɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or done by worms.
2.
consisting of or characterized by sinuous or wavy outlines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Medieval Latin vermiculāris, equivalent to Latin vermicul(us) vermicule + -āris -ar1
Related forms
vermicularly, adverb
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  • These crystals may take vermicular and booklike forms, and occasionally macroscopic forms approaching millimetre size are found.
British Dictionary definitions for vermicular

vermicular

/vɜːˈmɪkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
resembling the form, markings, motion, or tracks of worms
2.
of or relating to worms or wormlike animals
Derived Forms
vermicularly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin vermiculāris, from Latin vermiculus, diminutive of vermis worm
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vermicular in Medicine

vermicular ver·mic·u·lar (vər-mĭk'yə-lər)
adj.

  1. Having the shape or motion of a worm.

  2. Caused by or relating to worms.

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