[ sur-kyuh-luhs ]

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.

Origin of circulus

<Latin: circle

Words Nearby circulus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use circulus in a sentence

  • Who knows whether this vital circulus of the marine animality is not the starting point of all physical circulus?

    The Sea | Jules Michelet
  • Otherwise the definition is called a circulus in definiendo.

    The Art of Logical Thinking | William Walker Atkinson
  • Otherwise the definition is called a circulus in definiendo (defining in a circle).

    Thought-Culture | William Walker Atkinson
  • The entire activity of justice is a circulus vitiosus, a faulty short conclusion.

  • He purposely makes us tread the round of the circulus vitiosus, as in the old saw: A Cretan said, all Cretans are liars.