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worm·hole

(wûrm′hōl′)
n.
1. A hole made by a burrowing worm.
2. Physics A theoretical distortion of spacetime in a region of the universe that would link one location or time with another, through a path that is shorter in distance or duration than would otherwise be expected.

wormhole

(ˈwɜːmˌhəʊl)
n
1. (Zoology) a hole made by a worm in timber, plants, etc
2. (General Physics) physics a tunnel in the geometry of space–time postulated to connect different parts of the universe
ˈwormˌholed adj

worm•hole

(ˈwɜrmˌhoʊl)

n.
1. a hole made by a burrowing or gnawing worm, as in timber or fruits.
2. a theoretical passageway in space between a black hole and a white hole.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wormhole - hole made by a burrowing wormwormhole - hole made by a burrowing worm  
hollow, hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
Translations
madonreikä
crvotočina
buraco de minhoca
crvotočina

wormhole

[ˈwɜːmhəʊl] N (left by earthworm) → agujero m de gusano; (left by woodworm) → agujero m de polilla
References in periodicals archive ?
Jamil, "Dynamics and thermodynamics of (2+1)-dimensional evolving lorentzian wormhole," AIP Conference Proceedings, vol.
Visser, Lorentzian wormholes, AIP Series in Computational and Applied Mathematical Physics, American Institute of Physics, New York, NY, USA, 1995.
Visser, Lorentzian Wormholes, AIP Press, New York, NY, USA, 1996.