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Definition of "vermiculation" [ver•mic•u•la•tion]

  • Motion resembling that of a worm, especially the wavelike contractions of the intestine; peristalsis. (noun)
  • Wormlike marks or carvings, as in a mosaic or masonry. (noun)
  • The condition of being worm-eaten. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vermiculation" in a sentence
  • "I love the moth names and I love The Birds of the Western Palearctic for “vermiculation”—a word I have only encountered in these and other similar pages of defeat."
  • "Plates of Sevres trellissed by the delicate vermiculation of their white fluting, ver-ticillated in gold or bound upon the creamy plane of their pâte tendre by the gay relief of a golden ribbon, finally a whole service of silver on which are displayed those Lucinian myrtles which Dubarry would recognise."
  • "Me reading had twisted his universe all out of shape and now he was going to conspire in this perverted vermiculation."