cingulum

[ sing-gyuh-luh m ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gyə ləm /

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

1835–45; < Latin: girdle, zone, equivalent to cing- (stem of cingere to gird; see cincture) + -ulum -ule

OTHER WORDS FROM cingulum

cin·gu·late [sing-gyuh-lit, -leyt] /ˈsɪŋ gyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, cin·gu·lat·ed, cin·gu·lar, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cingular

  • The third normal plane is the cingular (waist) plane: this is defined by the sagittal and transverse axes.

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British Dictionary definitions for cingular

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 cingulum

cingulate (ˈsɪŋɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) or cingulated, adjective

Word Origin for cingulum

C19: from Latin: belt, from cingere to gird
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for cingular

cingulum
[ sĭnggyə-ləm ]

n. pl. cin•gu•la (-lə)

A structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
A well-marked fiber bundle passing longitudinally in the white matter of the cingulate gyrus, composed largely of fibers from the anterior thalamic nucleus to the cingulate and parahippocampal gyri.
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