vermiculated


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ver·mic·u·late

 (vər-mĭk′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. ver·mic·u·lat·ed, ver·mic·u·lat·ing, ver·mic·u·lates
To adorn or decorate with wavy or winding lines.
adj. (-lĭt, -lāt′)
1. Bearing wavy, wormlike lines.
2. Having a wormlike motion; twisting or wriggling.
3. Infested with worms; worm-eaten.

[Latin vermiculārī, vermiculāt-, from vermiculus, diminutive of vermis, worm; see vermicular.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vermiculated - decorated with wormlike tracery or markingsvermiculated - decorated with wormlike tracery or markings; "vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
References in classic literature ?
Its roof was of black slate, with bright unweathered ridge-tiling; its walls were of blood-coloured brick, cornered and banded with vermiculated stucco work, and there was cobalt, magenta, and purest apple-green window-glass on either side of the front door.
Villalba-Villalba AG, Ramirez-Suarez JC, Valenzuela-Soto EM, Garcia-Sanchez G, Carvallo-Ruiz G, Pacheco-Aguilar R (2013) Trypsin from viscera of vermiculated sailfin catfish, Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus Weber, 1991: Its purification and characterization.
The exterior is dully vermiculated in beiges and browns but the underside, the interior, is lustrous mother of pearl.
The head and body are generally light brown with yellow vermiculated bands on the head, prominent yellow and blue-margined black spot on the middle of the operculum, and about 16-18 short brown bars along the middle of the body.
ABSTRACT: The vermiculated spinefoot fish, Siganus vermiculatus is a species of Siganus that has been given importance in the field of fisheries and aquaculture for its premium meat and high market potential thus, an evaluations of body shape and length-weights of fish populations are important which could be of prime importance in aquaculture.