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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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
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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.
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Se encontraron latencias y amplitudes de las tres respuestas reflejas registradas en el musculo orbicular de los ojos dentro de los limites normales, cuando se realizo la estimulacion electrica supraorbital derecha.
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Increase of the condensation temperature causes reduction of a material porosity, and pores themselves acquire orbicular shape and get closed.
cerasus estas bracteas son mas cortas (0,9 x 0,4 cm) y de los tres lobulos apicales, el central es sesil orbicular con dientes glandulares en el margen y los laterales tambien estan poco desarrollados, son de aspecto triangular y el margen tiene pelos glandulares.