[sur-kyuh-luh s]

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.

Origin of circulus

< Latin: circle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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n. pl. cir•cu•li (-lī′)

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