HyperDic: vermiculation

English > 2 senses of the word vermiculation:
NOUNprocessvermiculation, peristalsisthe process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
artifactvermiculationa decoration consisting of wormlike carvings
English > vermiculation: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along.
Synonymperistalsis
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Oppositeanastalsismuscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis
Spanishperistalsis, peristaltismo
Catalanperistaltisme
English > vermiculation: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA decoration consisting of wormlike carvings.
BroadercarvingA sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone / stone) in order to create a desired shape
embellishmentA superfluous ornament
Verbsvermiculatedecorate with wavy or winding lines

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