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orbicular leaf


1. Circular or spherical.
2. Botany Circular and flat. Used especially of leaves.

[Middle English orbiculer, from Old French orbiculaire, from Late Latin orbiculāris, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis, circle, disk; see orbh- in Indo-European roots.]

or·bic′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
or·bic′u·lar·ly adv.


(ɔːˈbɪkjʊlə) ,




1. circular or spherical
2. (Botany) (of a leaf or similar flat part) circular or nearly circular
3. rare rounded or total
orbicularity n
orˈbicularly adv


(ɔrˈbɪk yə lər)

circular; spherical.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin orbiculāris circular = Latin orbicul(us) small disk (orbi(s) orb + -culus -cle1) + -āris -ar1]
or•bic`u•lar′i•ty, n.
or•bic′u•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.orbicular - circular or nearly circular
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
2.orbicular - having the shape of a sphere or ballorbicular - having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey
circular, round - having a circular shape


a. orbicular, circular;
___ ciliaris___ de los párpados;
___ musclemúsculo ___, rodea una pequeña abertura tal como la de la boca;
___ oris___ de los labios.
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I saw when at his Word the formless Mass, This worlds material mould, came to a heap: Confusion heard his voice, and wilde uproar Stood rul'd, stood vast infinitude confin'd; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shon, and order from disorder sprung: Swift to thir several Quarters hasted then The cumbrous Elements, Earth, Flood, Aire, Fire, And this Ethereal quintessence of Heav'n Flew upward, spirited with various forms, That rowld orbicular, and turnd to Starrs Numberless, as thou seest, and how they move; Each had his place appointed, each his course, The rest in circuit walles this Universe.
The orbicular model: Cognitive learning in cyberspace.
circular, triangular, quadrangular, orbicular, oval, and every way curiously and chargeably conceited: there he hath made walks, hedges and arbours.
Normally, in September, scads of pale violet-colored blooms stand above the curvaceous, orbicular blades and bloated petioles of water iris leaves.
The trunk vertebrae exhibit features characteristic of Rhinocheilus lecontei as enumerated by Hill (1971), namely flat zygosphenes in anterior view; obovate to oval prezygapophysial faces; thick neural spines (within the colubrines) that are also flat dorsally, overhanging centra posteriorly, with indented anterior and posterior edges; short centra, no epizygapophysial spines; depressed neural arches; round to slightly compressed cotyla; postzygapophysial faces that are obovate to orbicular, strongly developed hemal keels and subcentral ridges, and swollen, very flat accessory processes.
Adult Leaves--Medium size, round orbicular rough surface (contured shape).
It has orbicular leaves on long stalks lying flat on the ground.
2 mm de largo; lamina foliar, concolora, ovada, ocasionalmente orbicular, 2-4 cm de largo, 1-4 cm de ancho, apice agudo, base cuneada, ocasionalmente redondeada, margen aserrado, haz bullado-rugoso, glabrescente, con tricomas simples, 0.
As maiores queixas foram a dificuldade nas funcoes respiratoria e de mastigacao, na abertura de boca, na higienizacao dentaria, na execucao de mimica facial; eventuais engasgos e sensacao de dormencia e tensao (principalmente em regiao de masseter, articulacao temporomandibular, mentual e orbicular da boca).
Hojas cortamente pecioladas, con lamina anchamente ovada a orbicular, de 1,8-3 x 1,5-2,5 cm, obtusa en el apice y algo decurrente en la base, levemente puberula, con el margen entero, algo sinuoso, las hojas basales generalmente menores y obovadas.
Se debera tener en cuenta que el ramo bucal del facial es uno de los cinco ramos extra petrosos con componente motor branquiomerico para el subgrupo de musculos peri bucales de la mimica facial como el buccinador y orbicular de la boca por tanto su compresion esta asociada a la paresia del estos musculos, lo cual se hace evidente cuando se le pide al paciente que sople apreciandose una desviacion labial al lado contrario de la lesion "signo de fumador de pipa" (23).