[an-yuh-lit, -leyt or an-yuh-ley-tid]
- formed of ringlike segments, as an annelid worm.
- having rings or ringlike bands.
Origin of annulate
1820–30; < Latin annulātus, variant of ānulātus ringed, equivalent to ānul(us) ring + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for annulate
Abdomen not annulate nor prolonged behind; eight legs in the adult stage.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
In eggs with yolk, whether vertebrate or annulate, there is always a separation into an animal and a plastic layer.
Thus vertebrate and annulate embryos agree in certain points at the time of the formation of the primitive streak.
The longitudinal type characterises such genera as Vibrio, Filaria, Gordius, and all the annulate animals.
Cross rings may or may not be present, and the cup is either smooth or annulate.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole
Gary N. Calkins
- having, composed of, or marked with rings
C19: from Latin ānulātus, from ānulus a ring
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