Definition of vermiform in English:

vermiform

Line breaks: vermi|form
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːmɪfɔːm
 
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adjective

chiefly Zoology or Anatomy
  • Resembling or having the form of a worm: the larva escapes from the vermiform parent phoronids are vermiform
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    • We have presented two models for the origin of the body wall musculature in vermiform bilaterians.
    • Another phylum, the Pogonophora, are also vermiform animals with a trochophore larva.
    • This mode of establishing the mesodermal musculature likely has occurred in small vermiform organisms.

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