One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1another term for vermicular
- ‘A very loose soil medium, augmented with vermiculate, or even orchid fir bark suits them all right.’
- ‘They were germinated axenically in jars containing vermiculate wetted with culture medium of Ingestad.’
2another term for vermiculated
- ‘Ridges fuse to form a vermiculate to irregularly and incompletely reticulate pattern.’
Early 17th century: from Latin vermiculatus, past participle of vermiculari ‘be full of worms’ (see vermicular).
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