Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a worm in shape or movement; vermiform; vermicular; spiral or spirally twisted.
- adj. alternative spelling of wormlike.
“Synopsis: When a boatload of Chinese refugees washes ashore in Massachusetts — apparently killed by four foot long worm-like parasites — the Fringe Team is understandably called into action.”
“The Story: The Second Battle of Geonosis arc continues to have repercussions in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" when Padawans Ahsoka Tanno and Barriss Offee embark on a mission to the medical station at Cestus, only to encounter the same worm-like organism that bred Geonosian zombies in the previous episode.”
“At last their research has produced two worm-like creatures dubbed Ginger and Fred, derived from the DNA of numerous species, which offer great boons to mankind in the form of miracle cures and the prospect of major financial gains to Nerd.”
“At the picturesque pond outside Abuyong, Makoy explains to the women that if someone enters the pond with a guinea worm hanging out of a blister, the worm will dump larvae that will mate with the white worm-like creatures – copepods – and render the pond endemic with guinea worm.”
“Makoy points out to the women the fingernail-length worm-like creatures whose tails flick back and forth.”
“They now looked twisted and worm-like as he smiled across the desk at her.”
“He has these icky worm-like creatures inside of him which keep him alive.”
“About 800 million years ago, a gene for a simple pigment protein enabling worm-like creatures to see was duplicated, and the daughter genes diverged to give the different proteins used in the rods and cones of the eye.”
“Green worm-like life lolled about the center line.”
“It's worm-like, really, in only one stage of its life-cycle: click here”
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