Vermiform Ver"mi*form, a. [L. vermis a worm + -form.] Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum. [1913 Webster]

{Vermiform appendix} (Anat.), a slender blind process of the c[ae]cum in man and some other animals; -- called also {vermiform appendage}, and {vermiform process}. Small solid bodies, such as grape seeds or cherry stones, sometimes lodge in it, causing serious, or even fatal, inflammation. See Illust. under {Digestion}. [1913 Webster]

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  • vermiform — VERMIFÓRM, Ă, vermiformi, e, adj. Care are forma sau mişcarea caracteristică unui vierme; vermicular. – Din fr. vermiforme. cf. it. v e r m i f o r m e. Trimis de ana zecheru, 03.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  VERMIFÓRM adj. vermicular. (Cu aspect… …   Dicționar Român

  • vermiform — worm shaped, 1730, from Mod.L. vermiformis, from L. vermis worm (see WORM (Cf. worm)) + forma form (see FORM (Cf. form)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vermiform — ► ADJECTIVE chiefly Zoology or Anatomy ▪ resembling or having the form of a worm …   English terms dictionary

  • vermiform — [vʉr′mə fôrm΄] adj. [ VERMI + FORM] shaped like a worm …   English World dictionary

  • vermiform — adj. worm shaped. Phrases and idioms: vermiform appendix see APPENDIX 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • vermiform — adjective Etymology: New Latin vermiformis, from vermi + formis form Date: circa 1730 resembling a worm in shape …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vermiform — worm shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • vermiform — adj. [L. vermis, worm; forma, shape] Worm shaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vermiform — /verr meuh fawrm /, adj. resembling a worm in shape; long and slender. [1720 30; < ML vermiformis. See VERMI , FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • vermiform — adjective In the shape of a worm …   Wiktionary

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