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. Zool.

A very fine wavy crosswise color marking, or a patch of such markings, as on the feathers of birds.

 

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