vermiform


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vermiform

[′vər·mə‚fȯrm]
(biology)
Wormlike; resembling a worm.
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In one infected crab (#53, see Table 1), long, thin, ameboid stages of the parasite morphologically similar to the vermiform plasmodia described previously (Shields & Squyars 2000) were seen after 355 days postchallenge and these increased in frequency until the death of the host at 378 days (Fig.
This is owing to the fact that the surface hardness of the cured resin is higher than EG, which is supposed to be very soft owing to the vermiform shape with a porous structure.
Megaspores <450 um, with coarse ornamentation pattern of broad tubercules or loosely interconnected vermiform mounds [Fig.
The length and position of the vermiform appendix: A study of 4,680 specimens.
Genetic alterations in goblet cell carcinoids of the vermiform appendix and comparison with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.
Multifocal pale, variably translucent, curvilinear to vermiform opacities were observed in the medial and ventral peripheral regions of the retina OD, consistent with focal retinitis.
The seminal papers they presented before the Society in its early years included not only that of Doctor McBurney on appendicitis, but also those of Doctor Sands on perityphlitis, Doctor Bull on hernia, Doctor Stimson on innominate aneurysm, and Doctor Weir on cystic degeneration of the vermiform appendix.
Diagnosis: Shell discoidal, spire flat or nearly so, periphery rounded; aperture strongly descendant with reflected rim; umbilicus wide; surface rough, sculptured by raised collabral vermiform granules; lustreless, mid-brown with whitish, flake-like markings and a pale peri-umbilical band.
But his taste was mainly for odd items like fancy buttons and bicycle bells and orphaned circuit boards that might come in handy sometime; and he also liked things with a peculiar beauty, like the last garnet inch in a flask of cough medicine, or his own vermiform appendix, deftly removed from his cecum, and preserved in a bottle of formaldehyde.
Before removing the intestines from the mesentery in situ, note the presence or absence of intussusceptions, diverticulae, atresias, or incomplete mesenteric fixation, which renders the cecum excessively mobile, with displacement of the vermiform appendix to the right upper quadrant.
The vermiform parasites are in their own phylum and are related to branchiuran crustaceans (2).
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix.