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cingulum

[sing-gyuh-luh m]
noun, plural cin·gu·la [sing-gyuh-luh] /ˈsɪŋ gyə lə/.
  1. Anatomy, Zoology. a belt, zone, or girdlelike part.
  2. 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
Related formscin·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

cingulum

noun plural -la (-lə)
  1. 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
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Derived Formscingulate (ˈsɪŋɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) or cingulated, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin: belt, from cingere to gird
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cingulate in Medicine

cingulate

(sĭnggyə-lāt′, -lĭt)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a cingulum.
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cingulum

(sĭnggyə-ləm)
n. pl. cin•gu•la (-lə)
  1. A structure that has the form of a belt or girdle.
  2. 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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