Vermiculation

Definition of Vermiculation

Ver`mic`u`la´tion
n.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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activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, peristalsis
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