vermiform


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ver·mi·form

 (vûr′mə-fôrm′)
adj.
Having the shape of a worm.

vermiform

(ˈvɜːmɪˌfɔːm)
adj
resembling a worm

ver•mi•form

(ˈvɜr məˌfɔrm)

adj.
resembling a worm in shape; long and slender.
[1720–30; < Medieval Latin vermiformis. See vermi-, -form]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vermiform - resembling a wormvermiform - resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical
formed - having or given a form or shape
Translations

ver·mi·form

a. vermiforme, que tiene la apariencia de un gusano.
References in classic literature ?
The larvae of insects, whether adapted to the most diverse and active habits, or quite inactive, being fed by their parents or placed in the midst of proper nutriment, yet nearly all pass through a similar worm-like stage of development; but in some few cases, as in that of Aphis, if we look to the admirable drawings by Professor Huxley of the development of this insect, we see no trace of the vermiform stage.
The stem at one extremity is truncate, but at the other is terminated by a vermiform fleshy appendage.
Supplies, setup, conditions suitable for composing and worm maintenance, and more provide all the techniques needed to maintain a vermiform compost and use it in the garden.
The parasites in the inoculum consisted of a mixture of uni- and multi-nucleate trophonts with no dinospores or vermiform plasmodia.
Megaspores <575 gm; with thin-walled reticulate to almost spiny or low tuberculate and/or vermiform ornamentation.
4), and a variety of deposit-and suspension-feeding or predaceous crustaceans and vermiform organisms, predominantly annelids (Pickerill and Donovan 1991, p.
The vermiform appendix is a continuation of the cecum of the large intestine.
Segmental damage leads to vermiform pupillary movements (movement of the non-paralysed sections of the iris).
Whitehead A, Hemming J (1965) A comparison of some quantitative methods of extracting some small vermiform nematodes from soil.
Ki-ras gene mutations are invariably present in low-grade mucinous tumors of the vermiform appendix.
Less visible traits--say, slight differences in the size of the vermiform appendix--also may be inconsequential; hence, using coding loci that convey information about traits like these would not be objectionable.