from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a worm; �hick and almost cylindrical, but variously curved or bent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a worm; vermiform; vermicular.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical


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  • These brown worm-shaped organisms account for four out of every ten dollars earned by rural Tibetans and provide a bigger boost for the economy than the combined revenue from manufacturing and mining Daniel Winkler, “Yartsa Gunbu [Cordyceps sinensis] and the Fungal Commodification of the Rural Economy in Tibet AR,” Economic Botany 62, 3 [2008]: 291–305.

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  • In parts of the Romagna, passatelli the worm-shaped pasta made with bread crumbs were an Easter dish.


  • The animals are up to 4 cm long, vermiform worm-shaped, and covered by locomotory cilia.

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  • In the middle picture, the beige worm-shaped area is the Gambia- it's just the 15 km above and the 15 km below the gambian river.

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  • Her dorsal spine lashes; the lure at its end, a glowing worm-shaped thing, luminesces furiously.


  • (Fig.  39, _K_), and when ripe exude in long, worm-shaped masses, if the receptacle is placed in water.

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  • Attached to the cæcum is a worm-shaped tube, about the size of a lead pencil, and from three to four inches long, called the _vermiform appendix_.

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  • Some little worm-shaped masses of clear jelly containing specks are fastened to the stick: eggs of a small snail-like shell-fish.

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  • It was very well cooked, but Mrs. Fisher had never cared for maccaroni, especially not this long worm-shaped variety.

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  • The Vermiform Process or Appendix (processus vermiformis) (Fig. 1073) is a long, narrow, worm-shaped tube, which starts from what was originally the apex of the cecum, and may pass in one of several directions: upward behind the cecum; to the left behind the ileum and mesentery; or downward into the lesser pelvis.

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