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  • adj.vermicular
  • adj.cringing

synonyms for wormlike

  • sinuous
  • twisted
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How to use wormlike in a sentence

The animal is very wormlike in form; and although the shell is so small, yet all the internal organs are enclosed by it.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Rings of muscle cause wormlike movements of the bowels, and so propel forward food and waste.
EPILEPSY, HYSTERIA, AND NEURASTHENIAISAAC G. BRIGGS
"Ih dien mien, ih dien mien," shouted one, as he held out a huge blue bowl of white wormlike strings and a couple of chopsticks.
ACROSS CHINA ON FOOTEDWIN DINGLE
He named it vermiculatus, owing to the "wormlike" appearance of its markings.
BASS, PIKE, PERCH, AND OTHERSJAMES ALEXANDER HENSHALL
Two unequal branches of the early wormlike organisms shrank into strong protective shells.
THE STORY OF EVOLUTIONJOSEPH MCCABE
Adelochorda—marine wormlike creatures having a notochord in the anterior of the body, and gill slits, both persistent; 2.
ZOOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ANIMAL LIFEERNEST INGERSOLL
The wormlike thread of men wound round picquet after picquet, and throttled the sentries on the glacis, and at the gate.
THE RISE OF CANADA, FROM BARBARISM TO WEALTH AND CIVILISATIONCHARLES ROGER
It usually remains motionless, lying on its side, or else displays its drowsy activity merely by feeble, wormlike movements.
THE GLOW-WORM AND OTHER BEETLESJEAN HENRI FABRE
Vermiculate: worm-like in form: a marking with wormlike tracings.
EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN ENTOMOLOGYJOHN. B. SMITH
This is often more elongated than in the figure and more or less wormlike in appearance.
STUDIES IN SPERMATOGENESISNETTIE MARIA STEVENS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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