Definition of orbicular in English:

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orbicular

Pronunciation: /ôrˈbikyələr/

adjective

technical
1Having the shape of a flat ring or disk.
Example sentences
  • Apart from these clearly definable shapes, the orbicular elements were generally amorphous.
  • The petals are broadly ovate to orbicular, and 6-7 mm wide and long.
2Having a rounded convex or globular shape.
2.1 Geology (Of a rock) containing spheroidal igneous inclusions.

Derivatives

orbicularity

Pronunciation: /ôrˌbikyeˈlaritē/
noun

orbicularly

adverb

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin orbicularis, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis 'ring'.

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Syllabification: or·bic·u·lar

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