from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the shape or motion of a worm.
- adj. Having wormlike markings; vermiculate.
- adj. Caused by or relating to worms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or having the form of a worm; vermiculate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a worm or worms; resembling a worm; shaped like a worm; especially, resembling the motion or track of a worm. See peristaltic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting limestone, sandstone, or shale rocks from which minerals have been dissolved leaving round holes or cavities which give the rock the appearance of having been worm-eaten.
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate: as, vermicular erosions.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- In botany, shaped like a worm; thick, and almost cylindrical, but bent in different places, as some roots
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks. See rustic work, under rustic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. decorated with wormlike tracery or markings
This may readily be seen in the muscular action of the intestines, called vermicular motion.
It has hence been called vermicular, or _wormlike motion_.
Mush-on! you Siwashes! he cried, attempting, in a vermicular way, to kick at them, and discovering himself to be tottering on the edge of a declivity.
By the time I had added an ordinary typewriter table to its scanty furnishing, I was hard put to turn around; at the best, I managed to navigate it by a sort of vermicular progression requiring great dexterity and presence of mind.
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They led him to the back, up a vermicular staircase, past a tinkling fountain, to the girl's room.
Every pace or two he would hesitate as if to change his direction or even reverse it; his gait was described by a friend as “vermicular.”
With respect to the _reptile_, or, as we should say, _insect_, alluded to in the preceding letter, we suppose it to have been a vermicular insect, similar to those inhabiting the _cells_ of _corallines_, of whose tiny labours, in the formation of coral islands, we quoted a spirited poetical description in No. 279 of the MIRROR.
On the skin immediately adjacent to them being pressed with the finger nails, these bits of coagulated lymph will come from it in a vermicular form.