Wormlike vs Onychophoran - What's the difference?

wormlike | onychophoran |


As an adjective wormlike

is similar to a worm.

As a noun onychophoran is

(zoology) any of many wormlike carnivorous animals of the phylum onychophora .

wormlike

English

Alternative forms

*worm-like

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Similar to a worm.
  • The plastic fishing lure was remarkably wormlike .
  • Similar to that of a worm
  • The creature has a wormlike body
    He has wormlike view of the universe.
  • (chemistry, of the molecules of a polymer) Having a smoothly curved form when heated.
  • See also

    *helminthic *vermian *vermiform

    Derived terms

    *wormlike chain

    onychophoran

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) Any of many wormlike carnivorous animals of the phylum Onychophora