Vermiculation
Vermiculation Ver*mic`u*la"tion, n. [L. vermiculatio a being worm-eaten.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of vermiculating, or forming or inlaying so as to resemble the motion, track, or work of a worm. [1913 Webster]

3. Penetration by worms; the state of being wormeaten. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A very fine wavy crosswise color marking, or a patch of such markings, as on the feathers of birds. [1913 Webster]


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  • vermiculation — [vər mik΄yə lā′shən] n. 〚L vermiculatio: see VERMICULATE〛 1. a vermiculating or being vermiculated 2. vermicular markings 3. movement marked by alternate contraction and dilation, as in peristalsis * * * ver·mic·u·la·t …   Universalium

  • vermiculation — [vər mik΄yə lā′shən] n. [L vermiculatio: see VERMICULATE] 1. a vermiculating or being vermiculated 2. vermicular markings 3. movement marked by alternate contraction and dilation, as in peristalsis …   English World dictionary

  • vermiculation — noun see vermiculate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vermiculation — a worm like marking, e.g. one of a series of wavy markings on the back of such fishes as the brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • vermiculation — noun vɚmɪkjuˈleɪʃən a) A pattern of irregular wavy lines b) Peristalsis …   Wiktionary

  • vermiculation — A wormlike movement, as in peristalsis. * * * ver·mic·u·la·tion (vər mik″u laґshən) [L. vermiculatio, from vermis worm] 1. wormlike movement. 2. peristalsis …   Medical dictionary

  • vermiculation —    Pattern of thin, worm shaped coatings of clay or silt on cave surfaces [25] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • vermiculation — n. wavy decoration resembling worms or worm tracks; condition or result of worm infestation; wavy wormlike movement (as of the intestines) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vermiculation — ver·mic·u·la·tion …   English syllables

  • vermiculation — n. 1 the state or process of being eaten or infested by or converted into worms. 2 a vermicular marking. 3 a wormeaten state. Etymology: L vermiculatio (as VERMICULATE) …   Useful english dictionary

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