vermiculate

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

Definition of vermiculate

2 :full of worms :worm-eaten
3 a :vermiform
b :marked with irregular fine lines or with wavy impressed lines
  • a vermiculate nut

vermiculation

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


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