annulose

[ an-yuh-lohs ]
/ ˈæn yəˌloʊs /

adjective

furnished with or composed of rings: annulose animals.

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Origin of annulose

From the New Latin word annulōsus, dating back to 1820–30. See annulus, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for annulose

annulose
/ (ˈænjʊˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz) /

adjective

(of earthworms, crustaceans, and similar animals) having a body formed of a series of rings; segmented

Word Origin for annulose

C19: from New Latin annulōsus; see annulus
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