From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vermiculation \Ver*mic`u*la"tion\, n. [L. vermiculatio a being
   1. The act or operation of moving in the manner of a worm;
      continuation of motion from one part to another; as, the
      vermiculation, or peristaltic motion, of the intestines.
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   2. The act of vermiculating, or forming or inlaying so as to
      resemble the motion, track, or work of a worm.
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   3. Penetration by worms; the state of being wormeaten.
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   4. (Zool.) A very fine wavy crosswise color marking, or a
      patch of such markings, as on the feathers of birds.
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