Definition of vermiculation in English:



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

    • ‘Dennis will show you everything from mixing paints to airbrushing vermiculations on the cheek and body of a smallmouth bass.’
    • ‘Then use the stencil pulled tightly over the back of your fish to spray the vermiculation quickly and easily.’
    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).