One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1literary Relating to or resembling a worm; worm-like.
Relating to the vermis of the brain.
- ‘We present our experience with one child with cerebellar vermian tumor.’
- ‘Dandy Walker variant has a degree of vermian agenesis and enlargement of the 4th ventricle; however, the posterior fossa remains normal in size.’
- ‘Cerebellar hemispheres are ‘winged’ outward accompanied with vermian and cerebellar hypoplasia.’
- ‘We demonstrate 2 markers of normal vermian development: the primary fissure and fastigial point.’
Late 19th century: from Latin vermis ‘worm’ + -ian.
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