Definition of vermiculate in English:

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vermiculate

Pronunciation: /vərˈmikyəˌlāt/ Pronunciation: /-lət/

adjective

1 Another term for vermicular.
Example sentences
  • A very loose soil medium, augmented with vermiculate, or even orchid fir bark suits them all right.
  • They were germinated axenically in jars containing vermiculate wetted with culture medium of Ingestad.
2 another term for vermiculated.
Example sentences
  • Ridges fuse to form a vermiculate to irregularly and incompletely reticulate pattern.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin vermiculatus, past participle of vermiculari 'be full of worms' (see vermicular).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ver·mic·u·late

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