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annulate

or annulated

[an-yuh-lit, -leyt or an-yuh-ley-tid] /ˈæn yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or ˈæn yəˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
formed of ringlike segments, as an annelid worm.
2.
having rings or ringlike bands.
Origin of annulate
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin annulātus, variant of ānulātus ringed, equivalent to ānul(us) ring + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
annulation, noun
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annulation

/ˌænjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the formation of rings
2.
a ringlike formation or part

annulate

/ˈænjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
having, composed of, or marked with rings
Derived Forms
annulated, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin ānulātus, from ānulus a ring
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