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  1. 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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Examples from the Web for annulose

Historical Examples

  • A lower type of annulose or ringed animal than that of the Trilobites, is that of the worms.

    The Story of the Earth and Man

    J. W. Dawson

  • For if the annulose animals have been formed by aggregation, we ought to find this process much less perfect in the oldest form.

    On the Genesis of Species

    St. George Mivart

  • That division of Annulose animals in which there are no articulated appendages.

British Dictionary definitions for annulose


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

C19: from New Latin annulōsus; see annulus
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