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verminous

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adjective ver·min·ous \ˈvər-mə-nəs\

Definition of verminous

  1. 1 :  consisting of or being vermin :  noxious

  2. 2 :  forming a breeding place for or infested by vermin :  filthy <verminous garbage>

  3. 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

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verminous

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adjective ver·min·ous \ˈvər-mə-nəs\

Medical Definition of verminous

  1. 1:  consisting of, infested with, or being vermin

  2. 2:  caused by parasitic worms <verminous gastritis>




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