- like an orb; circular; ringlike; spherical; rounded.
Origin of orbicular
Examples from the Web for orbicular
The response was given by the orbicular spirit, who had appeared to me.Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.
Shields also are found; some oblong and oval, and some orbicular.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
Some are flattened, others are orbicular or globose; in some the spiral is very pointed.The Ocean World:
On its head by way of crest it has an orbicular protuberant horn.William Harvey
In all forms there is variation in the stigmata, and in the orbicular especially.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series
orbiculate or orbiculated
- circular or spherical
- (of a leaf or similar flat part) circular or nearly circular
- rare rounded or total
Word Origin and History for orbicular
"round, circular, spherical," mid-15c., from Old French orbiculaire "round, circular," or directly from Late Latin orbicularis "circular, orbicular," from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis "circle" (see orb). Related: Orbicularity.