- any of the concentric circles on each scale of a fish, each of which indicates the annual growth of that scale.
Origin of circulus
< Latin: circle
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Examples from the Web for circuli
Historical Examples of circuli
Problemata Physica, una cum magnitudine Circuli, London 1662, 4to.The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)
- A ringlike or circular structure.
- A circle formed by connecting arteries, veins, or nerves.
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