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/ ˈsɪŋ gyə ləm /
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noun, plural cin·gu·la [sing-gyuh-luh]. /ˈsɪŋ gyə lə/.
Anatomy, Zoology. a belt, zone, or girdlelike part.
Dentistry. basal ridge.
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Origin of cingulum
OTHER WORDS FROM cingulumcin·gu·late [sing-gyuh-lit, -leyt], /ˈsɪŋ gyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, cin·gu·lat·ed, cin·gu·lar, adjective
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How to use cingulum in a sentence
The third normal plane is the cingular (waist) plane: this is defined by the sagittal and transverse axes.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
British Dictionary definitions for cingulum
/ (ˈsɪŋɡjʊləm) /
noun plural -la (-lə)
anatomy a girdle-like part, such as the ridge round the base of a tooth or the band of fibres connecting parts of the cerebrum
Derived forms of cingulumcingulate (ˈsɪŋɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) or cingulated, adjective
Word Origin for cingulum
C19: from Latin: belt, from cingere to gird
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