- Anatomy, Zoology. a belt, zone, or girdlelike part.
- Dentistry. basal ridge.
Origin of cingulum
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Historical Examples of cingulum
Circulate -us: having a cingulum or collar: see also cinetus.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
In respect to their upper teeth, the incisors are small, equal, and have a hind cusp on the cingulum.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
Posteriorly this single cusp in the cingulum is united with the hypocone.
Here, too, the cingulum is as high as the paracone and metacone.
A cingulum connects the lingual and central cusps at the posterior margin of the tooth.
- 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
Word Origin for cingulum
- 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.