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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The vermiculation patterns and coloration of the fish species between sexes also does not follow a pattern into which distinguishes a female from a male.
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.