Worms[vō̂rmz; E wʉrmz]
Worms definition by Webster's New World
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city in SW Germany, on the Rhine, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate: scene of an assembly (Diet of Worms), 1521, at which Martin Luther was condemned for heresy: pop. 78,000
Worms definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of southwest Germany on the Rhine River north-northwest of Mannheim. Originally a Celtic settlement, it was the site of the Diet of Worms (1521) in which Martin Luther refused to recant his beliefs and was outlawed by the Roman Catholic Church. It is an industrial city. Population: 82,200.
worms - Ologies & -Isms Definition
See also zoology.helminthology the branch of zoology that studies worms, especially parasitic worms. —helminthologist, n. —helminthologic, helminthologieal, adj. helminthophobia an abnormal fear of being infested with worms. scoleciphobia an abnormal fear of worms. scolecology a study of worms. sericulture the breeding and raising of silk worms for the production of silk. —sericulturist, n. —sericultural, adj. taeniacide, teniacide an agent or preparation for killing tapeworms. —taeniacidal, teniacidal, adj. vermeology Rare. helminthology. —vermeologist, n. vermicide a substance for killing worms, especially intestinal worms, in animals or humans. Cf. vermifuge. vermiculation motion similar to that of a worm. See also motion; ornamentation. vermifuge a drug for expelling worms from the intestinal tract. Cf. vermicide. —vermifuge, adj. vermination the state or process of being infested with worms or vermin. vermiphobia an abnormal fear of worms.