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 vermiform larvae of moths, flies, beetles, &c., resemble each other much more closely than do the mature insects; but in the case of larvae, the embryos are active, and have been adapted for special lines of life.
The stem at one extremity is truncate, but at the other is terminated by a vermiform fleshy appendage.
The word appendicitis refers to inflammation of appendix vermiform. The literal meaning of appendix is an appendage-anything that is attached to a large or a major part as a tail or a limb.
The vermiform appendix is considered by most to be a vestigial organ.
A comparison of some quantitative methods of extracting small vermiform nematodes from soil.
Appendix vermiform is a lymphoid organ in which T and B cells are very dense.
What is inflammation of the vermiform appendix called?