Wormlike vs Phoronid - What's the difference?

wormlike | phoronid |


As an adjective wormlike

is similar to a worm.

As a noun phoronid is

(biology) any hermaphroditic wormlike marine animals of the phylum phoronida; the horseshoe worms.

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

    phoronid

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia phoronid) (en noun)
  • (biology) Any hermaphroditic wormlike marine animals of the phylum Phoronida; the horseshoe worms