verminous

adjective ver·min·ous \ 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 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


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verminous

adjective ver·min·ous \ ˈvər-mə-nəs \

medical Definition of verminous

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

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