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nummular

[ nuhm-yuh-ler ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to coins or money; nummary.
  2. having the shape of a coin; flat and circular or oval in form.
  3. Pathology. composed of round, flat disks:

    nummular skin lesions.



nummular

/ ˈnʌmjʊlə /

adjective

  1. shaped like a coin; disc-shaped; circular


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nummular1

1725–35; < Latin nummul ( ī ) petty cash, small change ( numm ( us ) coin + -ulī, plural of -ulus -ule ) + -ar 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nummular1

C19: from Latin nummulus a small coin

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Example Sentences

Nummular masses—circular, "coin-like" discs which sink in water—may be seen.

The patient continued to expectorate thick nummular and puriform sputa, as in the influenza.

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