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n. pl. cin·gu·la (-lə) Biology
A girdlelike marking or structure, such as a band or ridge, on an animal.

[Latin, girdle, from cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.]

cin′gu·late (-lĭt), cin′gu·la′ted (-lā′tĭd) adj.
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n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) anatomy a girdle-like part, such as the ridge round the base of a tooth or the band of fibres connecting parts of the cerebrum
[C19: from Latin: belt, from cingere to gird]
cingulate, ˈcinguˌlated adj
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(ˈsɪŋ gyə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
any feature that girds part of the body, as a band of muscle or ring of color.
[1835–45; < Latin: girdle, zone =cing-, s. of cingere to gird (see cincture) + -ulum -ule]
cin′gu•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) cin′gu•lat`ed, cin′gu•lar, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cingulum - (anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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References in classic literature ?
For reverence is that, wherewith princes are girt from God; who threateneth the dissolving thereof; Solvam cingula regum.
Progiraffinae present the following characteristics: bifurcated postmetaconule cristae, well-developed cingula on preprotocristae, postprotocristae and premetaconule cristae are united by an enamel complex (Pilgrim, 1911; Barry et al., 2005).
The cingula are weak, almost non-existent except at the buccal base of the hypoconid.
The material is associated with Propotamochoerus in having 2 cusplets in sagital valley of P4 without labio-lingual cingula, moderate enamel thickness in molars, shallow furchen, no cingula on molars, presence of basal pillars in ends of median valleys; simple talon/talonid of M3/m3 relatively, no extra cusp pairs, anterior and posterior cusps of premolars variable, but never reach the same height as the main cusps (Pickford, 1988).
Therefore, disconnection of the insula with the interior cingula and the frontal cortex can contribute to the occurrence of these symptoms.
(1) Review of literature showed that talon cusp has been referred by several terms like exaggerated cingula, additional cusp, cusp hyperplasia and accessory cusp.