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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.


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


(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.
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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