verminous


ver·min·ous

adjective \ˈvər-mə-nəs\

Definition of VERMINOUS

1
:  consisting of or being vermin :  noxious
2
:  forming a breeding place for or infested by vermin :  filthy <verminous garbage>
3
:  caused by vermin <verminous disease>

Origin of VERMINOUS

Latin verminosus infested with maggots, from Latin *vermin-, vermen worm; akin to Latin vermis worm — more at worm
First Known Use: circa 1616

Rhymes with VERMINOUS

ver·min·ous

adjective \ˈvər-mə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VERMINOUS

1
: consisting of, infested with, or being vermin
2
: caused by parasitic worms <verminous gastritis>

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