Vermiparous Ver*mip"a*rous, a. [L. vermis a worm + parere to bring forth.] Producing or breeding worms. ``Vermiparous animals.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • vermiparous — (|)vər|mipərəs adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin vermiparus, from Late Latin vermi (from Latin vermis) + Latin parus parous : producing wormlike young blowflies are vermiparous …   Useful english dictionary

  • vermiparous — ver·mip·a·rous …   English syllables

  • vermicide —   n. substance killing worms.    ♦ vermicular,    ♦ vermiform, a. worm like.    ♦ vermiculate,   v.t. decorate with worm like markings; a. worm like; worm eaten.    ♦ vermifugal,   a. expelling worms.    ♦ vermifuge, n. vermifugal substance.    ♦ …   Dictionary of difficult words

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