Definitions for vermiculation

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•mic•u•latevərˈmɪk yəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt(v.; adj.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to work or ornament with wavy lines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm.

  2. (adj.)worm-eaten.

  3. Ref: vermicular.

  4. sinuous; intricate.

Origin of vermiculate:

1595–1605; < L vermiculātus. See vermicular , -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. peristalsis, vermiculation(noun)

    the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

  2. vermiculation(noun)

    a decoration consisting of wormlike carvings


  1. vermiculation(Noun)

    A pattern of irregular wavy lines

  2. vermiculation(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Vermiculation(noun)

    the act or operation of moving in the manner of a worm; continuation of motion from one part to another; as, the vermiculation, or peristaltic motion, of the intestines

  2. Vermiculation(noun)

    the act of vermiculating, or forming or inlaying so as to resemble the motion, track, or work of a worm

  3. Vermiculation(noun)

    penetration by worms; the state of being wormeaten

  4. Vermiculation(noun)

    a very fine wavy crosswise color marking, or a patch of such markings, as on the feathers of birds


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