Definition of Circinate

1. Adjective. Shaped like a ring.




Definition of Circinate

1. a. Rolled together downward, the tip occupying the center; -- a term used in reference to foliation or leafing, as in ferns.

2. v. t. To make a circle around; to encompass.

Definition of Circinate

1. Adjective. (botany) Used of leaves or similar parts that are coiled on themselves from the apex toward their base. ¹

2. Adjective. (medicine) Round or ring-shaped, particularly with distinct margins forming some sort of motive; annular. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circinate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Circinate

1. Circular; ring-shaped. Origin: L. Circinatus, made round, pp. Of circino, to make round, fr. Circinus, a pair of compasses (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circinate

cirantin
circ
circa
circadian
circadian clock
circadian dysrhythmia
circadian rhythm
circadian rhythms
circannual
circar
circars
circellus
circellus venosus hypoglossi
circhoral
circinal
circinate (current term)
circinate retinitis
circinate retinopathy
circinately
circination
circinations
circinnate
circiter
circle
circle-A
circle-jerk
circle-strafe
circle-strafed
circle-strafes
circle-strafing

Literary usage of Circinate

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1. Journal of Cutaneous Diseases Including Syphilis by American Dermatological Association (1913)
"The palms and soles exhibit sharply marginated, gyrate and circinate, dark-red, scaly lesions, ranging in size from a ten-cent piece to a silver dollar (Fig ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1885)
"... in circinate Vernation. Hugh Miller has himself suggested the identity on a label affixed to the specimen, although it is not so spoken of in the work ..."

3. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"circinate DEGENERATION Occasionally we see in or about the macula of an ... This condition commonly is called circinate retinitis, but it runs a very ..."

4. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"... the main rachis of the frond, instead of being regularly circinate, or composed of diminishing rings, like those of an Ionic volute, is doubled near the ..."

5. The venereal diseases, including stricture of the male urethra by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1881)
"Vesicular, Squamous (circinate, Palmar and Plantar), Tubercular (General, in Groups). ... circinate ..."

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