[ 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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Words nearby cingulum
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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British Dictionary definitions for cingulate
/ (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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Medical definitions for cingulate (1 of 2)
[ sĭng′gyə-lāt′, -lĭt ]
Of or relating to a cingulum.
Medical definitions for cingulate (2 of 2)
[ sĭng′gyə-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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