vermiform

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj vermiform resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Vermiform Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vermiform Wormlike in form: shaped like a worm; vermicular. Long and slender; of small caliber in proportion to ength; cylindrical: as, the vermiform body of a weasel; the vermiform tongue of the ant-eater. See cuts under ant-bear and tamandua.
    • vermiform Related to a worm in structure; allied or belonging to the Vermes; vermian; helminthic; annuloid or annulose.
    • vermiform Specifically, in entomology: Noting any maggot or maggot like larva, as those of most Hymenoptera and Diptera. Noting certain worm-like polyphagous larvæ;, with only rudimentary antennæ, and apodous or with very short legs like tubercles, as those of most weevils and longicorns.
    • vermiform The vermis of the cerebellum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vermiform having the form of a worm
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vermis, a worm + -form,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vermis, a worm.

Usage

In literature:

But to return to matters of importance, I should be very happy to see the proofs of your paper upon the vermiform appendix.
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The stem at one extremity is truncate, but at the other is terminated by a vermiform fleshy appendage.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
When I get through with that Matt Peasley you can take it from me he'll be sore from soul to vermiform appendix.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
It has been fully proved since to be as useless an appendage as the vermiform.
"Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
As well weep over the removal of the vermiform appendix as for the destruction of the hymen.
"Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living" by H.W. Long
Outer face without decorations; inner with large vermiform figures.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Weak backs, vermiform appendixes, bad eyes.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Appendix, vermiform, 35, 36, 268-270, 273-279.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Capitalism, Jonathan, is the vermiform appendix of the social organism.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
Small seeds and other substances have been found in the vermiform appendix, which is a hollow tube over an inch in length.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
For instance, this chart will help you locate vermiform appendix pains.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
In this connexion may be mentioned certain exceptional vermiform creatures, about the affinities of which naturalists dispute.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
But to return to matters of importance, I should be very happy to see the proofs of your paper upon the vermiform appendix.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle
Weak backs, vermiform appendixes, bad eyes.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
V. O, Vermiform organ.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
MARTINS, C., on death caused by inflammation of the vermiform appendage, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
But for them, the Tardigrada would closely resemble the vermiform larva so common among insects.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects" by Sir John Lubbock
Larvae eruciform without thoracic legs, or vermiform without head-capsule.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
The stomach is perfectly simple; and the caecum, always present and varying in length, never has a vermiform appendix.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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