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vermiculation

 [ver-mik″u-la´shun]
peristaltic motion; peristalsis.
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ver·mic·u·la·tion

(ver-mik'yū-lā'shŭn),
A wormlike movement, as in peristalsis.
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vermiculation

(vər-mĭk′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1. Motion resembling that of a worm, especially the wavelike contractions of the intestine; peristalsis.
2. Wavy or sinuous marks or ornamentation, as in a mosaic, masonry, or the plumage of a bird.
3. The condition of being worm-eaten.
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vermiculation

(1) An obsolete synonym for peristalsis. 
(2) Any worm-like movement or appearance; vermiform.

Vermiculation is not used in the working medical parlance.
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ver·mic·u·la·tion

(vĕr-mik'yū-lā'shŭn)
A wormlike movement, as in peristalsis.
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