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Meaning of VERMICULATION

Pronunciation:  vur`mikyû'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a decoration consisting of wormlike carvings
  2. [n]  the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
 

VERMICULATION is a 13 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: peristalsis
 
 Antonyms: anastalsis
 
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, carving, embellishment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

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

3. Penetration by worms; the state of being wormeaten.

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

 

 

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