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  • n. Any of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Vermetus and allied genera, of the family Vermetidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Vermetus and allied genera, of the family Vermetidæ. Their shells are regularly spiral when young, but later in life the whorls become separate, and the shell is often irregularly bent and contorted like a worm tube.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Vermetidæ, having the later whorls of the shell separated and crooked or tortuous.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Latin vermis worm.

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