Definition of vermiculation in English:



  • 1A marking made by, or resembling the track of, a worm.

    • ‘Then use the stencil pulled tightly over the back of your fish to spray the vermiculation quickly and easily.’
    • ‘Dennis will show you everything from mixing paints to airbrushing vermiculations on the cheek and body of a smallmouth bass.’
    1. 1.1Architecture [mass noun]Wavy lines cut into the surface of stone, used for decoration.
      • ‘Here it is used to give the same kind of textural effect that classical architects achieved using a spaghetti-like random pattern called vermiculation.’


Early 17th century: from Latin vermiculatio(n-), from the verb vermiculari (see vermiculate).