circulus

[ sur-kyuh-luh s ]
/ ˈsɜr kyə ləs /

noun, plural cir·cu·li [-lahy] /-ˌlaɪ/.

any of the concentric circles on each scale of a fish, each of which indicates the annual growth of that scale.

Nearby words

  1. circulating medium,
  2. circulation,
  3. circulator,
  4. circulatory,
  5. circulatory system,
  6. circum-,
  7. circum.,
  8. circumambient,
  9. circumambulate,
  10. circumanal gland

Origin of circulus

< Latin: circle

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Medicine definitions for circuli

circulus

[ sûrkyə-ləs ]

n. pl. cir•cu•li (-lī′)

A ringlike or circular structure.
A circle formed by connecting arteries, veins, or nerves.

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