1570s, from Latin circumductionem (nominative circumductio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumducere "to lead around, move or drive around," from circum "around" (see circum-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related: Circumduce.
- circumferential fibrocartilage,
- circumferential lamella,
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[ sûr′kəm-dŭk′shən ]
Movement of a part in a circular direction.
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