Definition of vermicular in English:


Syllabification: ver·mic·u·lar
Pronunciation: /vərˈmikyələr


  • 1Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform.
  • 2Of, denoting, or caused by intestinal worms.
  • 3Marked with close wavy lines.
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    • Perthitic textures are found throughout the rock along with myrmekitic textures, an intergrowth of plagioclase feldspar and vermicular quartz.
    • Perhaps the rocks were there of their own volition and had some unknowable plan which required gathering by a vermicular river in the middle of nowhere.
    • A new iron contains fine vermicular graphite similar but finer than undercooled graphite.


late 17th century: from medieval Latin vermicularis, from Latin vermiculus, diminutive of vermis 'worm'.

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