adjective ver·mic·u·late \(ˌ)vər-ˈmi-kyə-lət\
variants: or


play \(ˌ)vər-ˈmi-kyə-ˌlā-təd\

Definition of vermiculate

  1. 1 :  tortuous, involute

  2. 2 :  full of worms :  worm-eaten

  3. 3a :  vermiformb :  marked with irregular fine lines or with wavy impressed lines <a vermiculate nut>


play \-ˌmi-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of vermiculate

borrowed from Latin vermiculātus “marked with wavy lines,” from vermiculus “insect larva, grub” (from vermis “worm” + -culus, diminutive suffix) + -ātus 3-ate — more at 1worm

First Known Use: 1605

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