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1. Having the shape of a worm; vermiform.
2. Having wavy markings shaped like worms; vermiculate.
3. Moving like a worm.
4. Caused by or relating to worms.

[Medieval Latin vermiculāris, from Latin vermiculus, diminutive of vermis, worm; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

ver·mic′u·lar·ly adv.
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1. resembling the form, markings, motion, or tracks of worms
2. (Zoology) of or relating to worms or wormlike animals
[C17: from Medieval Latin vermiculāris, from Latin vermiculus, diminutive of vermis worm]
verˈmicularly adv
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(vərˈmɪk yə lər)

1. of, pertaining to, or done by worms.
2. consisting of or characterized by sinuous or wavy outlines, tunnels, or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm.
[1645–55; < Medieval Latin vermiculāris, derivative of Latin vermicul(us) larva, maggot]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vermicular - decorated with wormlike tracery or markingsvermicular - decorated with wormlike tracery or markings; "vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
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The SEM analysis revealed that kaolinite mainly occurs as vermicular aggregates and anhedral-pseudohexagonal plates (Figures 8(a), 9(b), 9(d), and 9(e)) filling the primary pores, illite-smectite mixed-layer mainly occurs in reticular form in the primary pores (Figures 6(b), 6(f), and 8(b)), chlorite mainly occurs around the particles (Figures 6(a) and 8(b)), and a few of the chlorite grains also fill the feldspar pores (Figure 8(a)).
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