annular

[ an-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈæn yə lər /

adjective

having the form of a ring.
(of a carpenter's nail) having a series of concentric grooves to improve holding power.

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Origin of annular

1565–75; <Latin annulāris, equivalent to annul(us) ring (variant of ānulus) + -āris-ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM annular

an·nu·lar·i·ty, nounan·nu·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·an·nu·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for annular

annular
/ (ˈænjʊlə) /

adjective

ring-shaped; of or forming a ring

Derived forms of annular

annularity (ˌænjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounannularly, adverb

Word Origin for annular

C16: from Latin annulāris, from annulus, ānulus ring
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Medical definitions for annular

annular
[ ănyə-lər ]

adj.

Shaped like or forming a ring.
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Scientific definitions for annular

annular
[ ănyə-lər ]

Forming or shaped like a ring.
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