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[sur-kyuh-luh s]
noun, plural cir·cu·li [-lahy] /-ˌlaɪ/.
  1. any of the concentric circles on each scale of a fish, each of which indicates the annual growth of that scale.
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Origin of circulus

< Latin: circle
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Examples from the Web for circuli

Historical Examples

  • Problemata Physica, una cum magnitudine Circuli, London 1662, 4to.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)

    Theophilus Cibber

circuli in Medicine


n. pl. cir•cu•li (-lī′)
  1. A ringlike or circular structure.
  2. A circle formed by connecting arteries, veins, or nerves.
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