vermiform

adjective

ver·​mi·​form ˈvər-mə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce vermiform (audio)
: resembling a worm in shape

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin vermiformis, from vermi- vermi- + -formis -form

First Known Use

circa 1730, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vermiform was circa 1730

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Cite this Entry

“Vermiform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vermiform. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

vermiform

adjective
ver·​mi·​form ˈvər-mə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce vermiform (audio)
: resembling a worm in shape
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