Wiktionary:Word of the day/May 16

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Word of the day for May 16
vermiculation n
  1. (obsolete, rare) The process of being turned into a worm.
  2. The state of being infested or consumed by worms.
  3. A pattern of irregular wavy lines resembling worms or their casts or tracks, found on the plumage of birds, used to decorate artworks and buildings, etc.
  4. (medicine, dated) Peristalsis (wave-like contraction of the digestive tract, resembling the movement of a worm).
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