vermiculation


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ver·mic·u·la·tion

 (vər-mĭk′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1. Motion resembling that of a worm, especially the wavelike contractions of the intestine; peristalsis.
2. Wavy or sinuous marks or ornamentation, as in a mosaic, masonry, or the plumage of a bird.
3. The condition of being worm-eaten.

vermiculation

(vɜːˌmɪkjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) physiol any wormlike movement, esp of the intestines; peristalsis
2. (Art Terms) decoration consisting of wormlike carving or marks
3. the state of being worm-eaten

vermiculation

motion similar to that of a worm. See also motion; ornamentation.
See also: Worms
ornamentation resembling worm-holes or worm-tracks, as is found in mosaic pavements and rusticated masonry. See also motion; worms
See also: Ornamentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vermiculation - the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
2.vermiculation - a decoration consisting of wormlike carvingsvermiculation - a decoration consisting of wormlike carvings
carving - a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
embellishment - a superfluous ornament
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Marbled vermiculation on their backs and flanks sets off splashes of red spots surrounded by blue halos.
The Kori Bustard is a large bird with mottled grayish-buff colouration, dark brown vermiculation, and a distinct white stripe over each eye.
The author argues how an intimate knowledge of every fold of the landscape inspired 'Wessex', proposing that Hardy's approach was more archaeological then antiquarian (but Hardy's excavations and report of a barrow under Max Gate, the house he built outside Dorchester is in the latter mould), remarking that when Hardy saw a newly-discovered Neptune mosaic, he "exclaimed in a fine combination of expertise and ecstasy, 'Oh, the vermiculation of the tesserae