Definitions

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  • adj. Producing or breeding worms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing or breeding worms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing or breeding worms.

Etymologies

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Latin vermis a worm + parere to bring forth.

Examples

  • Again, some animals are viviparous, others oviparous, others vermiparous or ‘grub-bearing’.

    The History of Animals

  • For some animals bring forth, together with their offspring, so much food as will last until they are able to supply themselves; of this the vermiparous or oviparous animals are an instance; and the viviparous animals have up to a certain time a supply of food for their young in themselves, which is called milk.

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    September 5, 2008