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Definition of "vermiform" []

  • Resembling or having the long, thin, cylindrical shape of a worm. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vermiform" in a sentence
  • "With respect to the alimentary canal, I have met with an account of only a single rudiment, namely the vermiform appendage of the caecum."
  • "The skin of fruit should never be eaten, nor should the stones, pips, or seeds be swallowed, as there is a danger of their accumulating in a small pouch of the bowel known as the vermiform appendix."
  • "The appendix is also called the vermiform appendix because of its wormlike (“vermiform”) shape."