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vermicular

Syllabification: ver·mic·u·lar
Pronunciation: /vərˈmikyələr
 
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Definition of vermicular in English:

adjective

1Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform.
2Of, denoting, or caused by intestinal worms.
3Marked with close wavy lines.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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