Definition of vermicular in English:

vermicular

adjective

  • 1Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform.

  • 2Of, denoting, or caused by intestinal worms.

  • 3Marked with close wavy lines.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

vermicular

/vərˈmikyələr/