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 and Etymology of verminous

vermin + -ous, probably originally after Latin verminōs “infested with maggots,” from vermin- (base of vermināre “to be affected with griping pains, to be infested with maggots”—latter sense by false association with vermis “worm”—derivative of vermina “racking pains”) + -ōsus 1-ose


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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