or vermiculated adjective Etymology: Latin vermiculatus, from vermiculus Date: 1605 1. tortuous, involute 2. full of worms ; worm-eaten 3. a. vermiform b. marked with irregular fine lines or with wavy impressed lines <
a vermiculate nut
vermiculation noun

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  • Vermiculate — Ver*mic u*late, a. 1. Wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations; marked with irregular fine lines of color, or with irregular wavy impressed lines like worm tracks; as, a vermiculate nut. [1913 Webster] 2. Crawling or creeping like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vermiculate — Ver*mic u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vermiculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vermiculating}.] [L. vermiculatus inlaid so as to resemble the tracks of worms, p. p. of vermiculari to be full of worms, vermiculus a little worm. See {Vermicular}.] To form or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vermiculate — index tortuous (bending) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vermiculate — [vər mik′yəlāt΄idvər mik′yə lāt΄; ] for adj., usually [, vər mik′yəlit] vt. vermiculated, vermiculating [< L vermiculatus, pp. of vermiculari, to be full of worms < vermiculus, dim. of vermis, a WORM] to make vermicular; esp., to cover, as… …   English World dictionary

  • vermiculate — vermiculation, n. v. /veuhr mik yeuh layt /; adj. /veuhr mik yeuh lit, layt /, v., vermiculated, vermiculating, adj. v.t. 1. to work or ornament with wavy lines or markings resembling the form or tracks of a worm. adj. Also, vermiculated /veuhr… …   Universalium

  • vermiculate — adj. [L. dim. of vermis, worm] Resembling a worm, or having tracery simulating the tracks of a worm. vermiculation n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vermiculate — 1. verb /vəɹˈmikjəleit/ to decorate with lines resembling the tracks of worms 2. adjective /vəɹˈmikjəleit/ a) Like a worm; resembling a worm. b) Vermiculated …   Wiktionary

  • vermiculate — adj. pertaining to worms; shaped like worms or worm tracks; wormlike …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vermiculate — [və mɪkjʊlət] adjective another term for vermicular or vermiculated …   English new terms dictionary

  • vermiculate — I. v. a. Inlay. II. a. 1. Worm like, worm shaped. 2. Crawling, creeping, twisting. 3. Creeping, insinuating, sophistical …   New dictionary of synonyms

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