worm-like


worm-like
Alternative spelling of wormlike.

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  • worm|like — «WURM LYK», adjective. resembling a worm in, as structure, form, or movement; vermiform …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm-like — a. Worm shaped, vermicular, vermiform …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • worm-like — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Worm-like chain — The worm like chain (WLC) model in polymer physics is used to describe the behavior of semi flexible polymers; it is sometimes referred to as the Kratky Porod worm like chain model. Theoretical Considerations The WLC model envisions an isotropic… …   Wikipedia

  • worm — noun 1》 an earthworm or other creeping or burrowing invertebrate animal having a long, slender soft body and no limbs. [Annelida, Nematoda (roundworms), Platyhelminthes (flatworms), and other phyla.]     ↘(worms) intestinal or other internal… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Worm — Ole, Danish anatomist, 1588–1654. See wormian bones, under bone. * * * write once read many times * * * worm wərm n 1) any of various relatively small elongated usu. naked and soft bodied parasitic animals (as of the phylum Platyhelminthes) 2)… …   Medical dictionary

  • worm — 1. In anatomy, any structure resembling a w., e.g., the midline part of the cerebellum in the forms of “vermis” and “lumbrical.” 2. Term once used to designate any member of the invertebrate group or former subkingdom Vermes, a collective term …   Medical dictionary

  • -like — [[t] laɪk[/t]] COMB in ADJs: usu ADJ n like combines with nouns to form adjectives which describe something as being similar to the thing referred to by the noun. ...beautiful purple red petunia like flowers. ...a tiny worm like creature.… …   English dictionary

  • worm-shaped — a. Worm like, vermicular, vermiform …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Worm — (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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