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A small zone, as of a ligament.


a small zone, band, or area
[C19: from New Latin zōnula a little zone]
zonular adj


(ˈzoʊn yul)

a little zone, belt, band, or the like.
[1825–35; < New Latin zōnula. See zone, -ule]
zon′u•lar (-yə lər) adj.
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Noun1.zonule - small beltlike zone
zona, zone - (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
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