- pertaining to coins or money; nummary.
- having the shape of a coin; flat and circular or oval in form.
- Pathology. composed of round, flat disks: nummular skin lesions.
Origin of nummular
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Nummular masses—circular, "coin-like" discs which sink in water—may be seen.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
- shaped like a coin; disc-shaped; circular
Word Origin for nummular
C19: from Latin nummulus a small coin
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- Shaped like a coin; disk-shaped. Used especially of the thick mucous or mucopurulent sputum in certain respiratory diseases because of the discoid shape assumed when it is flattened on the bottom of a sputum mug containing water or transparent disinfectant.
- Arranged like stacks of coins. Used of red blood corpuscles in rouleaux formation.
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