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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.


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


(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]
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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Leading manufacturers of cast iron molds offer different solutions based on chemical compositions such as laminar graphite, spheroidal graphite, vermicular graphite, and various others.
We manufacture Machine Tools (metal cutting machines and metal removal equipment such as CNC Lathes, Conventional Engine Lathes, and Machining Centers); Plastic Processing Machines (Plastic Injection Molding Machines and Blow machines) and Rough or machined grey, ductile and vermicular castings.
[2.] Hazime, R., Seifert, T., Kessens, J., and Ju, F., "Lifetime Assessment of Cylinder Heads for Efficient Heavy Duty Engines Part II: Component-Level Application of Advanced Models for Thermomechanical Fatigue Life Prediction of Lamellar Graphite Cast Iron GJL250 and Vermicular Graphite Cast Iron GJV450 Cylinder Heads," SAE Int.
Vermicular endoparasitism in donkeys of Debre-Zeit and Menagesha, Ethiopia: Strategic treatment with ivermectin and fenbendazole.
published a report on the clean fracturing fluid of viscoelastic surfactant, and pointed out that the viscoelastic surface active agent formed a colloidal vermicular structure in the presence of brine, thus changing the viscoelasticity of the solution [8, 9].
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)).
Vermicular appendix was found in four of these five patients, and our negative appendectomy rate was 8.3% (6/72) (Table 1).
The predicted stress-strain response from the calibrated model is compared with experimental uniaxial tests under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions for lamellar graphite cast iron GJL250 and the vermicular graphite cast iron GJV450.
Vermicular graphite cast irons (VGCI) are widely used specially in the automotive industry.