Definition of vermiform in English:

vermiform

adjective

Zoology Anatomy
  • Resembling or having the form of a worm.

    • ‘We have presented two models for the origin of the body wall musculature in vermiform bilaterians.’
    • ‘This mode of establishing the mesodermal musculature likely has occurred in small vermiform organisms.’
    • ‘Another phylum, the Pogonophora, are also vermiform animals with a trochophore larva.’
    • ‘The Harpactacoida are primarily benthic evident by their vermiform (worm-shaped) bodies.’
    • ‘While burrowing, caecilians employ concertina locomotion, lateral undulation, and vermiform locomotion.’

Pronunciation

vermiform

/ˈvərməˌfôrm/