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 History of this Word

"vermi" is from "vermis" (worm) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
vermicelli
vermicide
vermiculose
vermifugal

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grammar is modifier

"vermi-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "worm" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

vermi- illustration The teeth may be either very small in some vermivorous cones or very long.
vermi- illustration The vermiculite ores from these mines are different forms of mica.