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vermiform

[vur-muh-fawrm] /ˈvɜr məˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
resembling a worm in shape; long and slender.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Medieval Latin vermiformis. See vermi-, -form
Related forms
subvermiform, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vermiform

vermiform

/ˈvɜːmɪˌfɔːm/
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 ver·mi·form (vûr'mə-fôrm')
adj.
Resembling or having the long, thin, cylindrical shape of a worm.

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