Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum.

<anatomy> Vermiform appendix, a slender blind process of the caecum in man and some other animals; called also vermiform appendage, and vermiform process. Small solid bodies, such as grape seeds or cherry stones, sometimes lodge in it, causing serious, or even fatal, inflammation.

Origin: L. Vermis a worm.

(01 Mar 1998)