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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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They found that, from childhood into early adulthood, differences in fractional anisotropy -- a measure of connectivity -- of the cingulum were associated with executive functioning, whereas fractional anisotropy of the inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus was associated with visual learning and global cognitive performance via speed of processing.
32), the medially constricted gonopod aperture, the unconnected gonopod coxae, a distinct postfemoral cingulum (constriction or girdle) in the gonopods (Fig.
The two hemispheres are separated by a distinct rim or cingulum at the equator.
In particular, the study found that women were impacted in the cingulum bundle and the anterior cingulate cortex, areas in the front of the brain involved in decision-making and mood regulation.
0 mm was cut with a cylindrical diamond bur (837, Hager & Meisinger GmbH), preparations for metal crowns were made tangentially leaving the cingulum intact.
Compared with controls, TBI patients showed marked abnormalities in the middle cerebral peduncles, in cingulum bundles, and in the right orbitofrontal white matter - areas that have been predicted by computer simulations to sustain the most intense stresses in a blast.
Significant peripheral loss of bone was evident around roots of those teeth that were still present, as well as substantial calculus deposits on the cingulum of the two remaining canines.